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 Copperhill, Tennessee that offers the chance to see wildlife and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

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

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

views

wildlife

hiking
9 months ago

mountain biking
Sunday, September 11, 2016

hiking
Monday, July 18, 2016

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