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Fighting Creek Nature Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

1.2 mile 1.9 kilometer point to point
95% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 110' 33 m
Descent: -117' -36 m
High: 1,555' 474 m
Low: 1,457' 444 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 4% (2°)
Max Grade: 19% (11°)

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Trail shared by Ken Wise

A short, scenic loop through the forest, leading to a historic log cabin.

Ken Wise

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Runner Notes

Due to its proximity to the visitor center, this route may be too crowded to make for an enjoyable run.

Description

Beginning at the Sugarlands Visitor Center, head north along the short loop through gorgeous eastern hardwoods. Take your time to appreciate the shaded environs surrounding the trail.

Eventually, the trail leads visitors to a small log cabin built by John Ownby and the remains of another cabin once owned by Noah McCarter.

This content was contributed by author Ken Wise. For a comprehensive hiking guide to the Great Smoky Mountains and to see more by Ken, click here.

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in Sugarlands

#18887

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#4

in Sugarlands

#378

in North Carolina

#18,887

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