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Wednesday Hike: Gregory Bald via Gregory Ridge Trail

  • 03/20/2024
  • 7:30 AM
  • Gregory Ridge Trailhead, Forge Creek Road, Cades Cove, GSMNP
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  • For non-member hike registrations

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Qualifying Centennial Challenge Hike

When the Smokies were being considered for a national park, one of the areas showcased to Washington dignitaries was Gregory Bald. We will start by climbing the Gregory Ridge Trail followed by a short section of the Gregory Bald Trail which opens up to the bald. Once there we will explore the ten acres of an amazing grassy meadow with (hopefully) stunning views. We will return the same way. The hike is 11.3 miles with an elevation gain of 3,000 ft. Rated difficult. Be prepared for winter-like conditions, micro spikes may be needed. Meet 6:00 a.m. at Kroger in Alcoa to carpool 70 miles @ $0.07 = $5.00 to reimburse the driver. Or meet at the Gregory Ridge Trailhead off Forge Creek Road in Cades Cove at 7:30 a.m.

Leader: Randy Mitchell

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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