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Best trails in Cullowhee

106 Reviews
Looking for a great trail near Cullowhee, North Carolina? AllTrails has 5 great hiking trails, views trails and more, with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers, and nature lovers like you. If you're looking for the best trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we've got you covered. You'll also find some great local park options, like Pinnacle Park or Blue Valley Experimental Forest. Ready for some activity? There are 3 moderate trails in Cullowhee ranging from 2.4 to 4.8 miles and from 2,224 to 4,550 feet above sea level. Start checking them out and you'll be out on the trail in no time!
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Map of trails in Cullowhee
Top trails (5)
#1 - Lower Long Branch, Upper Long Branch, Little Savannah Connector, and Gribble Gap Loop
Western Carolina University Trail System
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Length: 4.8 mi • Est. 2 h 33 m
This is a good trail system that is not too steep, but has some fast down hill with jumps. Some of the trails have a great flow to them. Overall, the trails are very nice trails and well marked. This Show more
#2 - Cullowhee Connector (Yellow Blazes)
Western Carolina University Trail System
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Length: 3.1 mi • Est. 1 h 37 m
Cullowhee Connector (Yellow Blazes) is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cullowhee, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is good for all skill levels.Show more
#3 - Wolfpen Gap
Nantahala National Forest
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Length: 10.5 mi • Est. 5 h 59 m
Wolfpen Gap is a 10.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cullowhee, North Carolina that offers scenic views and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail Show more
#4 - Little Savannah Connector (Green) and Gibble Gap (Orange) Loop
Western Carolina University Trail System
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Length: 2.4 mi • Est. 1 h 17 m
Little Savannah Connector (Green) and Gibble Gap (Orange) Loop is a 2.4 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Cullowhee, North Carolina that features a great forest setting and is rated Show more
#5 - Snowbird Mountain
Cullowhee, North Carolina
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Length: 3.9 mi • Est. 2 h 10 m
Snowbird Mountain is a 3.9 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Cullowhee, North Carolina that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, naShow more