Appalachian Trail 018: Davenport Gap to Max Patch Road

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This section of the Appalachian Trail heads mostly east from the boundary of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for 15 miles until it reaches Max Patch Road.

Recommended parking spot: see Google Map to the right.
Trail length: 15 miles
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  • Posted by Greg Heil on December 14, 2008


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    Reviewed by rhayes on August 25, 2010

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    Trailhead off I-40 is at exit 451 on the northern side of I-40, just up the gravel road. This trail is actually 33.3 miles, NOT the 26 it says it is, which I came to find out after hiking it! From I-40 towards Hotsprings, it is a LONG uphill at first. Trail goes through downtown Hotsprings literally(marked on sidewalk). Trailhead there is in AT parking lot off Surpentine Ave. Truck was rummaged through while on trip at I-40 end, so don't leave valuables! The balds and vistas are all on the southern half of this trail, the rest of the trail is through the woods with no vistas.
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