Big Bald via Appalachian Trail

HARD 3 reviews
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Big Bald via Appalachian Trail is a 7.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Erwin, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
7.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2808 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

hiking
8 days ago

I wasn't able to do this trail because these directions are incorrect. They don't take you directly do a trailhead. I googled where the trail was and it ended up taking me to a private property with security who did not let me through. They told me to go to Sam's Gap on the AT and that I could get to big bald from there, but I never saw signs for it anywhere. I wouldn't use AllTrails for this particular route but there are others out there

backpacking
2 months ago

On the way a group of deer kept me company. Made it to the top just in time to set up camp and watch the sunset. Completely alone at night, watching the towns twinkling far below made me feel like I was the king of the world!

Monday, March 07, 2016