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Anthony Creek, Bote Mountain and Crib Gap Loop

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Anthony Creek, Bote Mountain and Crib Gap Loop is a 13.3 mile loop trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and backpacking.

Length 13.3 mi Elevation gain 2,903 ft Route type Loop
Backpacking Hiking Forest River Views
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Starting at Cades Cove Picnic Area, take the Anthony Creek Trail to campsite #9 on Day One. On Day Two, take the Anthony Creek Trail to Bote Mountain Trail to campsite #18. On Day Three, take the Bote Mountain Trail to Crip Gap Trail back to Cades Cove Picnic Area.

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Sabrina Mergenthaler
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The trail itself is very nice. It's quiet, there's not much traffic, and it's through the woods and by the river for a good portion. It lacks certain qualities such as stunning views and overlooks, at this time of year I really did not see any stunning flowers. I was mostly surprised that in 13 miles I did not spot one bear. :( in fact, while I was out hiking this 13-mile trail to see a bear, the campground was being visited by three bears. overall, it is a nice trail for a good workout, and if you're the more adventurous type there could be better waterfall opportunities off the trail. I did not check as I was with a group.

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Thomas Caldwell
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Tom Stehl
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Aaron Davis
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Rick Glisson
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Nancy Zeitlin
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