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Hiking Club

Backpack from Cades Cove to Spence Field Shelter

  • 09/17/2022
  • Cades Cove, Townsend, TN
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  • For member hike registrations
  • For non-member hike registrations

***Registration closed - all spots filled***

We will hike from Cades Cove campground parking lot up Anthony Creek Trail (3.5 miles) to the Bote Mountain Trail (1.7 miles) and on the A.T. a short distance to the Spence Field Shelter for the night. Sunday we will walk on the A.T. over to the Russell Field Shelter (2.9 miles) and down that trail (3.5 miles), picking up the Anthony Creek Trail (1.6 miles) and back to the cars in Cades Cove. The hike is rated difficult due to elevation gain on Saturday as we climb up to Spence Field. If time permits, we can hike up to Rocky Top Saturday. The backpack leader will reserve six spots in the shelter 30 days out from the trip date, so space will be limited for the hike. Please contact the hike leader early to reserve a spot. Additional backpackers are welcome to join if they can make a reservation.

Contact Steve Dunkin for meet-up location.

Leaders: Steve Dunkin and Amanda Beal

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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