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Smoky Mountains

Hiking Club

Lead Cove, Bote Mountain, Finley Cane Loop

  • 11/26/2022
  • 8:45 PM
  • Lead Cove/Turkeypen Trailhead, Laurel Creek Rd, GSMNP


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  • For non-member hike registrations

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On the weekend after Thanksgiving, we will take a moderate loop of Lead Cove, Bote Mountain and Finley Cane trails. This hike will begin with a 1200 ft climb over the first 1.8 miles to warm up. At Bote Mountain we will follow the ridge downhill, hopefully with some fall views of Thunderhead. When we reach the Finley Cane trail we will turn left to return to our starting point. Hike is 7.1 miles, rated moderate. Depending on water levels, we may continue on Finley Cane through the hiker tunnel under Laurel Creek Road to Turkeypen Ridge trail for a slight detour. Meet at the Food City in Alcoa at 8 a.m. or on Laurel Creek Road near the Lead Cove/Turkeypen Trailhead at 8:45 a.m. Carpool is approximately 50 miles or $.10 X 50 = $5.00

Leader: Randy Mitchell

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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