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Map Marker: Deep Creek

  • 05/14/2022
  • 7:30 AM
  • Deep Creek trailhead, GSMNP, Bryson City, NC
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We'll tackle the Deep Creek trail by the easiest route possible - top to bottom. This map marker hike is intended to help those working on their 900 miles, but all hikers are welcome; the 900 mile goal is not a requirement. This mostly downhill hike will involve a shuttle to the trailhead on Newfound Gap Road. From there we will descend into the creek valley, crossing several smaller streams as well as Deep Creek, passing by 8 backcountry campsites, and perhaps seeing some late spring wildflowers and artifacts from the pre-park days. Wet and muddy shoes are likely, and hiking poles are recommended.

For transportation, we will either hire a shuttle and split the cost or go the DIY route and shuttle ourselves by car. The cost per person for hiring a shuttle will depend on how many hikers register. The quoted price is $250, so if we have 10 attendees, the per-person price would be $25 plus tip for the driver. More attendees means less cost per person, so bring a friend! If we have fewer than 10 attendees, we'll determine carpooling at the trailhead and go by the standard $0.05 per mile reimbursement for drivers. Please register ASAP so we can confirm the shuttle if needed. This hike is 14.3 miles and rated difficult. Meet at 7:30am in the large parking area at the end of Deep Creek Road (across the creek from Deep Creek Campground) in Bryson City, NC.

Leaders: Adam and Amanda Beal

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

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

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Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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