With luck, we'll see pink lady slippers (endangered) that usually bloom in May near this pleasant hiking + horse trail. It goes northwest from Rich Mountain Gap along the Park boundary above Tuckaleechee Cove, past old Campsites #4 and #7, and up Hurricane Mountain to Beard Cane Trail. Return the same way. Total 11.2 miles and ~1,870 ft, elevation gain, rated Moderate. Meet at Alcoa Food City, 7:30am [drive 40 miles RT @ 5¢/mile=$2.00] or at Ace Gap trailhead, 8:00am.
Leader: Eric Sundstrom
Leader contact information is included under Additional Information in the email you receive after registration.
Smoky Mountains Hiking Club
PO Box 51592
Knoxville, TN 37950-1592