Appalachian Trail: Newfound Gap to Sweat Heifer Creek Trail

MODERATE 12 reviews

Appalachian Trail: Newfound Gap to Sweat Heifer Creek Trail is a 3.4 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cherokee, North Carolina that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
3.4 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
859 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
13 days ago

very nice trail.

hiking
1 month ago

Decent hike, lots of roots and a few rocks. You are hiking along a ridge yet don’t have many views. Along the way you’ll find a lot of backpacker’s “pit stops”. I agree, you should continue onto the Charlie Bunion trail if you have the time.

hiking
2 months ago

I'm not sure what you have seen if you stop so early. Probably worth doing something else if you can't walk more than this, and if you can walk more, probably worth going to charlie bunion

hiking
7 months ago

This trail is beautiful and offers amazing views! We did it yesterday, February 27 and there were still some ice sickles and icy patches on the ground as we got higher. I feel the rating of “moderate” is fair as it is relatively short, but has some rugged terrain where you’ll be navigating over rocks and tree roots.

hiking
7 months ago

Very challenging! Very beautiful! I want to do it again someday!!!

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Friday, June 29, 2012