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Wednesday Hike: West Prong / Bote Mountain / Finley Cane / Lead Cove

  • 01/26/2022
  • 8:45 AM
  • West Prong trailhead, Tremont, GSMNP
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  • For member hike registrations
  • For non-member hike registrations

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A 'Lollipop' hike from the Tremont area: We'll take West Prong Trail to Bote Mountain Trail, and in 0.3 miles descend the Finley Cane Trail to its trailhead on Laurel Creek Road. Then in 0.2 miles we take the Lead Cove Trail back to Bote Mountain Trail. After lunch at the junction we return to the West Prong trailhead. Total, 13.1 miles and ~2,600 feet climb, rated Moderately Difficult. [For a shorter option, head straight up Bote Mountain to the Lead Cove junction and return, 11 miles total.] Meet at Alcoa Food City at 8:00 am, or the West Prong trailhead at 8:45 am. Drive: 46 miles RT {@5ยข= $2.30}.

Pre-registration is required. Masks are now required for all those participating in carpools, shuttles or key swaps, regardless of vaccination status. You may also choose to drive your own vehicle to the trailhead.

Pre-register with Ron Brandenburg

Leaders: Eric Sundstrom

Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.

For information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit the NPS website or call the information line at (865) 436-1200.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

PO Box 51592

Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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