Big Fork Ridge Loop Trail is a 9.2 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Waynesville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
9.3 mile loop in the southern Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Loop includes the following trails: Big Fork Ridge Trail Caldwell Fork Trail Rough Fork Trail
Great trail! Definitely considered a moderate.
Campsite 41 is plenty big for large groups. It is located at the halfway point, so it's easy to break up the trip into two days. And, if you want to stay over an extra night, just set up camp at campsite 40 near Woody Place. I recommend hiking the loop clockwise to avoid lengthy inclines.
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Plenty of water, so don't carry a bladder. Save some weight.