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135 mi 218 km of trail 1 Run

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

Mt. Sterling Loop (Big Creek / Baxter Creek)

17.7 mi 28.6 km • Loop • 4,234 ft Ascent 1290.45 m Ascent

(39) Cove Creek, NC

Trails in Big Creek - 9

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6.6 mi 10.6 km #1Baxter Creek Trail
Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
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6.6 mi 10.6 km Cove Creek, NC 13 
5.9 mi 9.5 km #2Big Creek Trail
Intermediate
Cove Creek, NC
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5.9 mi 9.5 km Cove Creek, NC
4.0 mi 6.4 km #3Swallow Fork Trail
Intermediate
Cove Creek, NC
Intermediate
4.0 mi 6.4 km Cove Creek, NC
5.4 mi 8.7 km #4Mount Sterling Ridge Trail
Intermediate
Cove Creek, NC
Intermediate
5.4 mi 8.7 km Cove Creek, NC
4.8 mi 7.7 km #5Camel Gap Trail
Intermediate
Cove Creek, NC
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4.8 mi 7.7 km Cove Creek, NC
94.1 mi 151.4 km #6AT: Carolina Mountain Club (NC/TN)
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Cove Creek, NC
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94.1 mi 151.4 km Cove Creek, NC
2.1 mi 3.4 km #7Chestnut Branch Trail
Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
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2.1 mi 3.4 km Cove Creek, NC
8.2 mi 13.2 km #8BMT: Segment 25b (Pretty Hollow Gap to 
Davenport Gap)
Difficult
Cove Creek, NC
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8.2 mi 13.2 km Cove Creek, NC
4.1 mi 6.6 km #9Gunter Fork Trail
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Cove Creek, NC
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4.1 mi 6.6 km Cove Creek, NC

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Forest on Baxter Creek Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jul 28, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC
Mouse Creek Falls © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 near Cove Creek, NC
Midnight Hole © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 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
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
Big Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Jul 28, 2015 near Cove Creek, NC
The early morning offers gorgeous views from the fire tower atop Mount Sterling.
Jan 16, 2017 near Cove Creek, NC

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