Twin Creeks Trail
ElevationAscent: 677' 206 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 2,223' 678 m
Low: 1,546' 471 m
GradeAvg Grade: 7% (4°)
Max Grade: 12% (7°)
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail
1.3 mi 2.1 km • Out and Back • 112 ft Ascent 34.02 m Ascent
Andrews Bald Out and Back
3.6 mi 5.8 km • Out and Back • 806 ft Ascent 245.82 m Ascent
Silers Bald Loop
19.6 mi 31.5 km • Loop • 4,326 ft Ascent 1318.45 m Ascent
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8.0 mi 12.8 km • Loop • 1,632 ft Ascent 497.37 m Ascent
“A great and easy nature trail for families. There are also remnants of old settlements here.”— Max Willner
Features Birding · Fall Colors · River/Creek · Spring · Wildflowers · Wildlife
Need to Know
Soon, runners will find the remains of an old homesite. There are still foundations and walls standing there, a testament to time from long ago.
About 1.5 miles in is a small footbridge that crosses a creek. At 1.9 miles, the trail comes to an end (runners can take a small loop trail known as the Noah Bud Ogle Place Nature Trail).
Flora & Fauna
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.
Land Manager: NPS - Great Smoky Mountains National Park