Begin at the Bradley Fork Trail at the Smokemont Visitor Center off of US 441 in Cherokee, North Carolina.
Hike the Bradley fork trail for 4 miles to the Cabin Flats Trail. At this junction,turn left on the Cabin Flats Trail and continue for 1/2 mile. When you arrive at the Dry Sluice Gap Trail take a left and hike on the Dry Sluice Trail for another 4 miles. When you get to the AT, take a left and follow the AT for 1.4 miles (pass Charlie's Bunyon on the way after about 1/2 mile). When you come to the Boulevard trail, take it for about 0.3 miles to the Jumpoff trail where you will take a right. Follow the Jumpoff trail 0.2 miles to the summit. (the trail crosses the summit clearing)
20.6 miles roundtrip
Raingear is essential, study hiking shoes/boots
GO LITE gear is ideal for the east coast
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