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Burnett Fields, North Carolina Map

Nice hike. Well marked and maintained trail. Would probably rate closer to moderate for non-hikers, easy for experienced hikers. Hiked with dog, and two kids (12, 8)

We weren't prepared for the snow/sleet, so we only made it halfway up. The fog boxed us in anyway, so we wouldn't have been able to see the amazing views. The portion we hiked was uphill the whole way, so be prepared for that. It's well maintained, so we will definitely try again next time we are in the area!

(hiked 10/29/17)

Awesome hike! Definitely on the harder side of easy because of the elevation change going up, but coming down is a breeze. View at the top is spectacular!! If you are afraid of heights, like myself, get the courage to go up the fire tower at the top. Absolutely worth it!

It's an uphill hike that can get cha winded if you're bookin it, but it was amazing. The views from the tower were incredible and the trail itself was just really lovely. Feels like a mile uphill though.

Excellent! Be sure you are in good shape to walk 45 minutes uphill to the top. It's longer than you think! Bring water. Wear hiking boots. I would rate this "moderate" for people over 50. I saw people without water going up the trail. You will need water. The driving approach is better from Otter Creek road vs. Tellico. Parts of Tellico are 'almost' dangerous for a large vehicle. Go slow! Enjoy it, it's awesome!

This trail is AMAZING and worth every second. The views from the fire station are completely jaw dropping. The trail is very well marked and moderately maintained making for a really nice balance. I would not recommend this trail for young children, or extremely inexperienced hikers. The trail feels like more than 2 miles but is so enjoyable and is a fun afternoon trip. I would 100% recommend and will definitely return!

easy hike for spectacular 360 views!

Great trail! Manageable with a 30 lb toddler on my back although my feet hurt now!

This was a great adventure to remember

I selected this trail because I wanted to do 10 miles and this trail was supposed to be easy. Parts of it were; parts of it weren't. There really is no reason to do this trail rather than any other--there is only one lookout point that is easy to find with a decent view. You pass several camp sites and one shelter, all with water, so it's a nice trail on which to take breaks or have lunch if you don't need a view. The trailhead is easy to find. Take a look at the elevation chart before doing this hike--there are significant up and down hills even though it's an "easy" trail. I got my 10 miles in by going the other direction from the trail head over to Wesser Bald.

Beautiful walk...nice to see rhododendrons putting out at their base after fire damage of last year.

Great hike one of my favorite!

Probably one of the best places on the southern end of the Appalachian Trail. Certainly the best since leaving Springer. The hike from Tellico is steep but very short. The whole trail is chard from the forest fires, but the tower is in perfect condition. The view is spectacular, and an incredible place for camping. Hidden jewel of North Carolina.

Easy hike on the AT. Mountains in every direction as far as the eye can see. My favorite mountaintop hike for sure.

This trail is NOT easy even for hikers who are not out shape. I would rate this as moderate even though I hiked in about 4 inches of snow up hill to the tower. I hiked up the old road instead of taking the segment of the Appalachian trail. It was uphill all the way there. Worth the climb though, you get a 360 view of the mountains at the top of the tower. Even though it was snowing when I got there it was still breathtaking. Coming back down is a breeze.

6 months ago

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