DISTANCE
19.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
3,346 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

camping

hiking

forest

views

rocky

backpacking
10 days ago

This was an amazing loop! Wild ponies and lots of views. The directions were great and the recording was very useful, especially since you have to use multiple trails to make the loop. Bears are a big concern and they do offer electric bear boxes at certain campsites. However, we were able to hang our bear bag just fine with no issues on both nights (rain worked in our favor to suppress the smell I think). One thing you should look out for is the weather. We did the loop during a VERY rainy week and on the 3 day it became dangerous to cross some of the streams and all the trails turned into mini rivers. It was still fun though! Being in the AT was awesome and definitely were the best maintained. AND if you like blackberries they are everywhere! Huge fields of them and all very edible!