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Tharp Trace Trail

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A one mile trail to picturesque views of Mead's Quarry Lake and a glimpse of Mt. LeConte.


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Map Key

1.0

Miles

1.6

KM

66%

Runnable

1,168' 356 m

High

842' 257 m

Low

305' 93 m

Up

344' 105 m

Down

13%

Avg Grade (7°)

34%

Max Grade (19°)

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Features Fall Colors · Lake · Swimming · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Description

Winding up to the top of the ridge, this one mile trail climbs a few steep hills before reaching the overlook with picturesque views of Mead's Quarry Lake and glimpses of Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains. The northeastern side of the trail is an easier climb to the overlook and features historic Stanton Cemetery about a quarter mile in where the gravestones date from 1870 to 1939. For those seeking to challenge their hill climbing skills, start at the southwest trailhead.

Contacts

Land Manager: Ijams Nature Center

Shared By:

Mike Reynolds

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  4.3 from 3 votes

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#169

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The view from the scenic overlook past the cemetary. The rock sticking out is Pinkston Pointe.
Mar 25, 2020 near Knoxville, TN
from Pinkston Pointe
Mar 25, 2020 near Knoxville, TN
tharp trace trail - a full half mile of straight uphill.
Mar 25, 2020 near Knoxville, TN

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