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Goldmine Trail to Cane Creek Trail

  • 05/20/2023
  • 9:00 AM
  • Goldmine trailhead, GSMNP


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This is an out and back hike. Note: this is the Tennessee Goldmine Trail. The hike will start at the Goldmine Trail in the Top of the World community in Blount County. We will hike down Goldmine (0.8), turn left for 0.4 miles on Cooper Road Trail then head down Cane Creek Trail (2.1). The hike consists of a gradual descent from Top of the World down to Cane Creek. On Cane Creek we will pass BCS #2 and wade three streams as we head toward the park boundary and the end of the trail. None of the crossings are too difficult but bring water shoes just in case. Cane Creek was a small farming community prior to it being incorporated into the park. Along Cane Creek we will also visit the Buchanan family cemetery. This is a good opportunity to knock out some short but remote trails if you are working on your 900 Miler map. Distance 6.6 round trip. Rated Moderate due to elevation gain as we head back to the cars. We will meet at the Goldmine Trailhead. If you need directions to the trailhead, email the hike leader. For those interested in ride sharing, meet at the Maryville Walmart in Maryville at 7:30 am (this is the Walmart across from Chick-Fil-A and Blaze Pizza in Maryville). Park just across from Chick-fil-A next to the road. The leader will not be at this site but will meet hikers at the Goldmine Trailhead at 9:00 am to start hiking.

Leader: Steve Dunkin

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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