Great Smokey Mountain National Park – Big Creek trail
May 22, 2021 All day
Join us on this great hike on the Big Creek trail. It’s an old road built by the Crestmont Logging Company in the early 1900’s. It was improved by the Civilian Conservation Corps in early 1930 and converted to hiking use. Horse traffic is allowed. The trail is relatively level going about 1300 feet over 5 miles. The climb is gradual. We will hike to Walnut Bottoms and round trip is 10.2 miles but rated moderate due to distance. There is much to see with lots of water and huge boulders, wildlife and vegetation. We’ll meet at 8:00 am at the Cracker Barrel at Strawplains exit. Carpooling may be allowed subject to drivers. We expect to be in the Big Creek parking area at approximately 9:15 am for those who wish to join us there. Bring water, snacks and $$$ . Please preregister with Rosie.