Appalachian Trail and Sweat Heifer Grassy Branch Loop Trail

MODERATE 6 reviews

Appalachian Trail and Sweat Heifer Grassy Branch Loop Trail is a 16.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cherokee, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
16.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
4514 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

rocky

no dogs

backpacking
22 days ago

A buddy and I overnighted this trail. Stayed at Kephart, don’t let the “moderate” rating fool you this is a tough trail. Sweet heifer creek trail is about 3.7 Miles with a roughly 2000 ft elevation change, not to mention several trees down over the trail. Kephart is a great little lodge with a decent size creek next to it down in the valley. We detoured a bit and went to the jump-off, it’s worth the .6 miles to see it.

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hiking
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