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Recommended Routes in Big Creek - 2

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Favorite Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Difficult Difficult

Mt. Sterling Loop (Big Creek / Baxter Creek)

17.7 mi 28.6 km 4,234' Up 1290.45 m Up 4,233' Down 1290.07 m Down

Cove Creek, NC
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Favorite Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Difficult Difficult

Tricorner Knob Loop via Appalachian Trail

34.7 mi 55.8 km 7,017' Up 2138.89 m Up 7,017' Down 2138.83 m Down

Cove Creek, NC
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Big Creek Running

  • 130 Miles 209 Kilometers of Trail
  • 2 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 3 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Big Creek - 10

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6.6 mi 10.6 km #1Baxter Creek Trail
Difficult Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
Difficult Difficult
Cove Creek, NC 14 
4.0 mi 6.4 km #2Swallow Fork Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Cove Creek, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Cove Creek, NC
5.9 mi 9.5 km #3Big Creek Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Cove Creek, NC
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Cove Creek, NC 11 
94.2 mi 151.5 km #4AT: Carolina Mountain Club (NC/TN)
Difficult Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
Difficult Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
4.8 mi 7.7 km #5Camel Gap Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Cove Creek, NC
Intermediate Intermediate
Cove Creek, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #6Chestnut Branch Trail
Difficult Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
Difficult Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
8.2 mi 13.2 km #7BMT: Segment 25b (Pretty Hollow Gap to Big Creek Campground)
Difficult Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
Difficult Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
4.1 mi 6.6 km #8Gunter Fork Trail
Difficult Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
Difficult Difficult
Cove Creek, NC

Photos of Big Creek - 39

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Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jul 28, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC
Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jul 28, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC
The awesome panoramic view atop the Mt. Sterling fire tower.
Oct 31, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC
Midnight Hole © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 near Cove Creek, NC
Mouse Creek Falls © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 near Cove Creek, NC
A sunny morning on the Baxter Creek Trail about a mile or so above its namesake creek, as it passes through a rhododendron tunnel.
Apr 22, 2019 near Cove Creek, NC
Just past the third creek fording down from Gunter Fork Cascade, heading toward Big Creek.
Jan 24, 2021 near Cove Creek, NC
Gunter Fork Cascade
Jan 24, 2021 near Cove Creek, NC

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