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Abrams Falls via Abrams Ranger Station (Sunday)

  • 04/07/2024
  • 8:30 AM
  • Abrams Creek Ranger Station, GSMNP
  • 7


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  • For non-member hike registrations

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Qualifying Centennial Challenge Hike

This Centennial Challenge Hike is a less travelled way to see Abrams Falls. Many old issues of the club handbooks describe club hikes to Abrams Falls from Happy Valley and they often went via what is now known as the Rabbit Creek Trail. We will start at Abrams Creek Ranger Station, walk through the Abrams Creek Campground and along the Cooper Road Trail to the Little Bottoms Trail which follows Abrams Creek through woodlands and rocky overlooks. There is one stream crossing on the Little Bottoms Trail which is usually a rock hop but, depends upon the flow. A short walk on the Hatcher Mountain Trail takes us to the Abrams Falls Trail. This follows the Abrams Creek Gorge and takes us to the Falls. We will return via the same route. Total distance is approximately 10.8 miles with a total climb of 1857 feet. Rated difficult. Carpool from Kroger, 244 S. Hall Road, Alcoa. Meet on the side of the building near the old KARM store at 8:00 AM. Round trip 30 miles @ $0.07 = $2.10, cash, to the driver or meet at the Abrams Creek Ranger Station, (Ranger Creek Campground Access Road, Tallassee, TN.) at 8:30 A.M. The hike leader will be at the Abrams Creek Ranger Station.

Leader: Neil Snepp

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.

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