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A buddy and I overnighted this trail. Stayed at Kephart, don’t let the “moderate” rating fool you this is a tough trail. Sweet heifer creek trail is about 3.7 Miles with a roughly 2000 ft elevation change, not to mention several trees down over the trail. Kephart is a great little lodge with a decent size creek next to it down in the valley. We detoured a bit and went to the jump-off, it’s worth the .6 miles to see it.

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4 days ago

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6 days ago

This trail was awesome! However, all of the signs read that the total length of the trail was 1.8 miles.... Not true.... I do not recommend bringing small children, and I would be prepared to bring trekking poles and possibly some snacks... The view was SO worth the trip though!!!

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8 days ago

Hiked on a very cold, misty morning and it was absolutely beautiful. No views from the bald this time, but the forest leading to it more than made up for it. Incredible place.

This is an awesome walk!

I thought this was a beautiful trail. Did out and back and also went to the cemetery. Was about 6.5 miles total. I’d like to do this hike in the winter.

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18 days ago

Absolutely majestic falls

This was an awesome hike. We started early when it was about 40 degrees but warmed up once we got to hiking. The hike is totally worth it when you walk out onto the bald. A very beautiful and awe inspiring view.

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19 days ago

Starting at the top of the mountain means the hike to the summit is downhill and the hard part is the way back to the parking lot! An interesting change from most places in GSMNP. It's a pretty cool hike but make sure you try to go on a clear day (hard to come by in the Smokies).

Easy, beautiful, relaxing,

Took the long way!!! Up Clingmans Dome to AT then down the Clingmans Dome bypass to Andrews Bald!! Adds about 1.2 miles to trail. The views from the AT towards Gatlinburg are >> WOW!!

When you come to the end of the timber and step out and onto the bald, can take your breath away!!! Take a blanket to sit on and a PICNIC!!!! :-)