This loop hike from the Sugarlands Visitor Center combines forest and city walks. We will walk from the visitor center to the Old Sugarlands trail head and hike it to Cherokee Orchard Road. A short walk, downhill, on Cherokee Orchard Road takes us to the Ogle Place and the Twin Creeks trail. After a short stop for those who wish to explore the Ogle Place, we will proceed along the Twin Creeks trail to the park entrance on Cherokee Orchard Road. There are a couple of small stream crossings on this section. Then we take a stroll through Gatlinburg on Cherokee Orchard Road and 441 to the Gatlinburg trailhead for the return to the Sugarlands visitor center. The total distance is 10 miles with a total ascent of 1675 feet. Rated moderate. For carpooling, meet at the Cracker Barrel off I-40 at exit 398 (1510 Cracker Barrel Lane, parking lot, southeast corner) at 6:45 AM (72 miles RT @$0.10/mile $7.20) or the Sugarlands Visitor Center (second parking lot, the end further away from the bathrooms) at 8:00 AM. Please inform the hike leader where you will meet. Reminder: a parking permit is required in the park.
Leader: Neil Snepp
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