Bull Head Trail
ElevationAscent: 0' 0 m
Descent: -3,354' -1,022 m
High: 5,969' 1,819 m
Low: 2,615' 797 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 27% (15°)
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“One of many trails leading to/from Mt. Le Conte, this trail has impressive wildflowers in the spring”— Max Willner
Being at a higher elevation in the Smokies, there are plenty of opportunities to see beautiful spring blooms. There are also a lot of really nice views of the Smokies from various points on the way down. There's also a stone structure known as The Pulpit, a stone structure built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (created as part of FDR's New Deal) in the 1930s. It's a great spot to stop for a break or a picnic and enjoy the view.
After a short distance, the trail descends into the forest and back towards the Rainbow Falls Trailhead. Runers should keep an eye out for the interesting rock formations and overhangs.
As for local fauna, black bears are common in the area, along with white-tailed deer and 31 species of salamanders. Birdwatchers can spot a variety of species, notably the northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) and red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus). For more information on black bears, refer to this webpage.
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Land Manager: NPS - Great Smoky Mountains National Park