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Thomas Divide Trail to Campsite 52

  • 07/16/2022
  • 8:30 AM
  • Thomas Divide Trail, US 441, GSMNP

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A pleasant, high-altitude summer hike. From the trailhead at ~4650 ft. elevation, we walk up to Beetree Ridge (~5,000 ft.), follow it past the Kanati Fork Trail to Nettle Creek Bald, and descend to Tuskee Gap (~4,200 ft.). We climb another ridge, pass the junction with Sunkota Ridge (Mountains-to-Sea) Trail, turn left onto the Newton Bald Trail and stop at Campsite #52 for lunch. Return the same way. Hike: 10.2 miles, elevation gain ~2,050 ft., rated difficult.

Meet at Cracker Barrel off I-40 at Exit 398 (1510 Cracker Barrel Lane, parking lot, southeast corner), 7:00am, or at Thomas Divide Trail pullout parking on US 441, 8:30am. Drive 104 miles RT @ 10ยข/mile=$10.40.

Leader: Eric Sundstrom

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.

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Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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