DISTANCE
9.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,902 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

bugs

hiking
6 months ago

I started at the top of the falls and made a 9 mile hike to Springer mountain parking lot, where I was picked up. I earned my Appalachian trail right of passage. seeing the first white blaze on Springer was almost a spiritual experience.