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Wednesday Hike: Ace Gap Trail to Campsite 3 on Beard Cane Trail

  • 04/05/2023
  • 8:30 AM
  • Ace Gap Trailhead, Townsend, GSMNP


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  • For non-member hike registrations

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Let’s look for early wildflowers! We’ll hike the rolling hills of the Ace Gap Trail to Blair Gap on Hurricane Mountain and the intersection with the Beard Cane Trail (5.6 miles). Then we’ll turn down Beard Cane to Campsite 3 (0.6 miles), a nice place to enjoy lunch (though the waters of Beard Cane Creak are usually too high to cross to get to the Campsite). Return the same way. Hike: 12.4 miles with elevation gain of 2,300 ft., rated Moderate. For those stopping at the Ace Gap/Beard Cane intersection: Hike 11.2 miles with elevation gain of 1,900 ft., rated Moderate. To carpool, meet at the old Alcoa Food City, 121 N Hall Rd., Alcoa ready to leave at 8:00am {Drive: 40 miles RT @ 10¢/mile=$4.00} or at the Ace Gap trailhead at 8:30am. Note that the hike leader will meet you at the trailhead, not the carpool site.

Leader: Pat Watts

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

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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