This section of the Appalachian Trail traverses half of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and includes stops at Fontana Dam, Millies Ridge, Russell Field, Spence Field, Derrick Knob, Silers Bald, Double Spring Gap, and Mt. Collins shelters. Be sure to check on permits before planning a hike through Smoky Mountains NP - shelter reservations book early!
This section runs between Fontana Dam (near NC 28) and Newfound Gap (US 441).
Recommended parking spots:
See Google Map to the right
"US 441 (Newfound Gap)" lat=35.6110766333, lon=-83.4248355122
Trail length: 39 miles
Posted by Jeff Barber on December 14, 2008
Trail System Appalachian Trail: North Carolina
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