Benton MacKaye Trail - Thunder Rock Campground to Kimsey Mountain Hwy

HARD 3 reviews
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Benton MacKaye Trail - Thunder Rock Campground to Kimsey Mountain Hwy is a 13.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Sharp Place, Tennessee that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, camping, and backpacking and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
13.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3585 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

camping

hiking

wildlife

hiking
3 months ago

mountain biking
8 months ago

hiking
10 months ago

This section of the BMT is mostly uphill. There are few places that level off allowing you to rest. Trail is well maintained and narrow in places. Blazes do not mark the trail in the Wilderness Area. I did see a bear.
6.7 miles point to point