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Smoky Mountains

Hiking Club

Chestnut Top Trail

  • 03/16/2024
  • 9:00 AM
  • Townsend Wye parking, GSMNP


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

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This classic hike allows us to experience the Smokies with relatively easy access, just off the Townsend “Y.” From the trailhead, we have a steady, gradual ascent of about 1200 feet through deciduous and pine forest. There are beautiful views of the Smokies to the left, including Thunderhead Mountain, Townsend and Tuckaleechee Cove to the right, views easier to appreciate in the winter. At 4.3 miles we intersect Schoolhouse Gap Trail, our turn-around point. Hike 8.4 miles rated moderate. Carpool from Kroger 244 S Hall Road, Alcoa, meet on the side of the building near the old KARM store at 8:00a.m. Roundtrip 40 miles @ $0.07 = $2.80 to the driver (ok to round) or meet at the Wye parking lot in Townsend at 9:00 a.m.

Leaders: Johnny Lee and Keith Blanton

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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