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(mountainwalker) - MLife

Locale: SF Bay Area & New England
Smoky Mtn Nat Park camping advice for photogs on 05/24/2010 16:57:24 MDT Print View

A buddy of mine is taking a road trip with a few friends from the Northeast through PA to W Virginia and then through Kentucky for a bourbon tour before hitting Knoxville and then spending a few days in the Smoky Mountain National Park later this week. He and most of the group are photographers and are looking for particularly scenic trails and overlooks. They aren’t looking to backpack on this trip, but are fine hiking and driving the extra distance for the best scenic spots.

Can any BPLers who live and play in the Smokies offer any trail, camping area and photo op suggestions?

Edited by mountainwalker on 05/24/2010 17:00:19 MDT.

Josh Platt
(EasternBox) - F

Locale: Southeast
a few.... on 05/27/2010 12:28:43 MDT Print View

Alum Cave Trail is my favorite in the smokies. A few geological features, a few stream crossings in the first mile. And the fews near the summit of Mt. LeConte are incredible. Especially this time of year. 10 mile out and back, but you don't have to do all it.

You could also hike to Charlies Bunion, which is on the AT. Great 360 degree views. 8 miles out and back.

You can hike 2.6 miles to Rainbow Falls via the trail of the same name.

Also, check out this website: http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com/