Mount Sterling Trail
ElevationAscent: 1,763' 537 m
Descent: 0' 0 m
High: 5,668' 1,728 m
Low: 3,905' 1,190 m
GradeAvg Grade: 14% (8°)
Max Grade: 31% (17°)
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“A short trail leading from a gravel service road directly to Mt. Sterling.”— Max Willner
About a third of the way in from the gravel service road is Long Bunk Trail, which heads south and connects to Little Cataloochee Trail.
As for local fauna, black bears are common in the area, along with white-tailed deer and 31 species of salamanders.
For more information on black bears in the Smokies, refer to this webpage.
Birdwatchers can spot a variety of species, notably the northern flicker (Colaptes auratus) and red-eyed vireo (Vireo olivaceus).
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Land Manager: NPS - Great Smoky Mountains National Park