Mt. Kephart from Base (3937 ft. gain in

Mt. Kephart from Base (3937 ft. gain in

Page Type Page Type: Route
Location Lat/Lon: 35.63100°N / 83.39°W
Additional Information Route Type: Hike
Additional Information Time Required: A long day
Additional Information Difficulty: Walk-up
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Begin at the Bradley Fork Trail at the Smokemont Visitor Center off of US 441 in Cherokee, North Carolina.

Route Description

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

Essential Gear

Raingear is essential, study hiking shoes/boots
GO LITE gear is ideal for the east coast

Miscellaneous Info

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