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Hiking Club

Off Trail Hike: No-Name Ridge

  • 09/23/2023


  • For member hike registrations
  • For non-member hike registrations

Starting from familiar grounds at the Alum Cave trailhead, we’ll take a short stroll to just before Arch Rock where we’ll exit the trail and commence a delightful rockhop/wade/splash along Alum Cave Creek for a distance just shy of a mile. From there we’ll ascend fabled No-Name Ridge, clambering one of its open landslide scars to reach the airy crest and soak in the immensity of unobstructed views that offer a seldom seen perspective of the southerly slopes of Le Conte and the distant Chimney Tops. After exploring the many outcrops and overlooks of the ridge crest we’ll return via one of the scars to the creek below and retrace our earlier route back to the trailhead. Rated difficult. Total distance 4.2 miles total with approximately 2.4 miles off-trail.

To register, contact the leader directly via email, text or phone. You can find contact information in the September 2023 newsletter writeup for this hike.

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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