Whigg Meadow via Mud Gap Trail

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Cherokee National Forest

Whigg Meadow via Mud Gap Trail is a 3.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Robbinsville, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 3.3 miles Elevation Gain: 580 feet Route Type: Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

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nature trips

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bird watching

running

views

wild flowers

wildlife

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3 months ago

I have done this hike in during all seasons, and it’s wonderfully unique each time. If you have good traction this is a wonderful hike to take in the snow.

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snow
3 months ago

gorgeous perfect day

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rocky
7 months ago

The trail is well marked and easy to follow. There are many small rocks in the trail and the rain the day before left some quite slippery but it was very passable. A 500 foot elevation change from the parking area added a bit of challenge to what would otherwise be a very easy walk for any able bodied adventurer. The Bald was absolutely deserted when we arrived and the fall colors were spectacular. Water is available in a lake which lays about 150 feet below the summit to the northwest. A beautiful place for an early fall picnic and one we will visit many times in the future!

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Fri Mar 02 2018

My review is from the perspective of an amateur landscape photographer The trail is easy to follow and adequately marked with white diamond blazes painted on tree trunks. The trail itself is not too rough but there is the occasional stretch of football size rocks if that bothers you. The real issue is mud and flowing water. After a heavy rain the trail turns into a shallow creek with flowing water. You’ll need waterproof hiking boots during the spring or after a storm The landscape photography opportunities are very limited. You don’t get any views along the trail except for the summit. And those views are particularly obscured by trees around the field. My advice is skip this trail and go to nearby Huckleberry Knob.

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1 month ago

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Mon Apr 15 2019

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Tue Oct 09 2018

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Sun Aug 06 2017