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The Rocky Crag, Off-Trail Hike

  • 06/12/2021
  • Greenbrier, GSMNP

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The Rocky Crag is a classic off-trail adventure including superb wilderness, abandoned manways, bear-ways, and enough knife-edge precipices to get your fill.  This excursion will include the Porters Creek Trail, the lower part of the Dry Sluice manway, Lester Prong, and a very steep climb up the side of the knife-edge of Rocky Crag. Rocky Crag, known by some as the "real" Charlies Bunion, is on the state-line divide near the AT.  After a short hike along the AT for a visit to the "tourist" Bunion, we will return by Middle Crag, hopefully taking a detour to explore the large hole in the side of the ridge.  the total hike, including Porters Creek Trail, is about 11 miles (3.5 miles off-trail).  Rated strenuous.  Previous off-trail experience required.

Greg Harrell
Tim Hernandez

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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