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118 mi 189 km of trail 2 Runs

Gems 1 Gem Easy Trails 7 Trails Intermediate Trails 14 Trails Hard Trails 3 Trails

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gem Favorite Inside the mill

Mingus Mill

(14) Cherokee, NC

Runs in Oconaluftee - 2

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Favorite Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.
Intermediate/Difficult

Charlies Bunion via Kephart Loop

14.5 mi 23.4 km • Loop • 3,599 ft Ascent 1097 m Ascent

(7) Cherokee, NC
Favorite The Kephart Shelter is a fantastic place to lay your head after a long day.
Easy/Intermediate

Kephart Prong Trail

4.1 mi 6.5 km • Out and Back • 842 ft Ascent 256.65 m Ascent

(4) Cherokee, NC

Trails in Oconaluftee - 22

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47.5 mi 76.5 km #1Mountains-to-Sea Trail: Segment 1
Intermediate/Difficult
Bryson City, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
47.5 mi 76.5 km Bryson City, NC
5.8 mi 9.3 km #2Mingus Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
5.8 mi 9.3 km Cherokee, NC
3.7 mi 6.0 km #3Sweat Heifer Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
3.7 mi 6.0 km Cherokee, NC
3.9 mi 6.3 km #4Smokemont Loop Trail
Intermediate
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate
3.9 mi 6.3 km Cherokee, NC
2.3 mi 3.8 km #5Fire Tower
Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Difficult
2.3 mi 3.8 km Cherokee, NC
6.3 mi 10.2 km #6BMT: Sections 24a (US 441 at Smokemont
 to Hughes Ridge Trail)
Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Difficult
6.3 mi 10.2 km Cherokee, NC
4.8 mi 7.7 km #7BMT: Segment 23c (Newton Bald 
to US 441 at Smokemont)
Intermediate/Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
4.8 mi 7.7 km Cherokee, NC
1.6 mi 2.5 km #8Oconaluftee River Trail
Easy
Cherokee, NC
Easy
1.6 mi 2.5 km Cherokee, NC
6.1 mi 9.9 km #9Deeplow Gap Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
6.1 mi 9.9 km Cherokee, NC
2.7 mi 4.3 km #10Grassy Branch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
2.7 mi 4.3 km Cherokee, NC
4.2 mi 6.8 km #11Dry Sluice Gap Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
4.2 mi 6.8 km Gatlinburg, TN
2.9 mi 4.7 km #12Kanati Fork Trail
Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Difficult
2.9 mi 4.7 km Cherokee, NC
0.7 mi 1.1 km #13Cooper Creek Trail
Intermediate
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate
0.7 mi 1.1 km Cherokee, NC
5.5 mi 8.8 km #14Newton Bald Trail
Intermediate
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate
5.5 mi 8.8 km Cherokee, NC
2.3 mi 3.7 km #15Tow String Horse Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cherokee, NC
Easy/Intermediate
2.3 mi 3.7 km Cherokee, NC
1.9 mi 3.1 km #16Smokemont Stables Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cherokee, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.9 mi 3.1 km Cherokee, NC
1.2 mi 1.9 km #17Newton Bald Concession Horse Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Cherokee, NC
Easy/Intermediate
1.2 mi 1.9 km Cherokee, NC
7.5 mi 12.0 km #18Bradley Fork Trail
Intermediate
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate
7.5 mi 12.0 km Cherokee, NC
4.2 mi 6.8 km #19Chasteen Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate/Difficult
4.2 mi 6.8 km Cherokee, NC
1.0 mi 1.6 km #20Cabin Flats Trail
Easy
Cherokee, NC
Easy
1.0 mi 1.6 km Cherokee, NC
0.8 mi 1.4 km #21Mingus Creek-Watson Cemetery Access
Intermediate
Cherokee, NC
Intermediate
0.8 mi 1.4 km Cherokee, NC
0.6 mi 0.9 km #22Smokemont Nature Trail
Difficult
Cherokee, NC
Difficult
0.6 mi 0.9 km Cherokee, NC

Photos of Oconaluftee - 60

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Oconalufttee River on the Oconalufttee river trail looking towards Cherokee.
Feb 19, 2016 near Cherokee, NC
So peaceful here.
Jun 9, 2016 near Cherokee, NC
January snow near the Oconaluftee River Trail.
Feb 19, 2016 near Cherokee, NC
Mingus Falls
Jul 3, 2019 near Cherokee, NC
Gorgeous views await on your way to Charlies Bunion.
Feb 21, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
The Kephart Shelter is a fantastic place to lay your head after a long day.
Feb 21, 2017 near Cherokee, NC
Mossy rocks in the river.
Jan 20, 2016 near Cherokee, NC
Narrow bridge over the river.
Jan 20, 2016 near Cherokee, NC

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