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Gregory Bald via Gregory Ridge (Sunday)

  • 06/16/2024
  • 8:00 AM
  • Gregory Ridge Trailhead, Cades Cove, GSMNP
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Qualifying Centennial Challenge Hike

It is mid-June and, hopefully, the azaleas will be in full bloom on Gregory Bald as they were for visiting dignitaries from Washington when the park was being considered. We will hike up the Gregory Ridge trail to the junction with the Gregory Bald trail and up to the bald. Once there we will spend some time enjoying the colorful azaleas and the views from the bald then return the way we came. The hike is 10.6 miles round trip with a climb of just under 3000 ft. Rated difficult. The bald is a popular spot and parking at the trailhead is limited, so we will start early in the day. Carpool from Kroger, 244 S. Hall Road, Alcoa. Park on the Side near KARM. Be ready to leave at 6:30 A.M. drive 72 miles round trip. $0.07/mile = $5.00 cash to driver. Alternatively, meet at trail head at 8:00 A.M. The leader will be at the trailhead.

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.

Smoky Mountains Hiking Club

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Knoxville, TN 37950-1592

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