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Big Indian Branch #94

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The shortest of the six trails between North River and the Skyway.


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1.8

Miles

2.9

KM

68%

Runnable

4,017' 1,224 m

High

2,686' 819 m

Low

1,343' 409 m

Up

12' 4 m

Down

14%

Avg Grade (8°)

32%

Max Grade (18°)

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Features Fall Colors · River/Creek · Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

Rattlesnake Rock is also the access for Jeffrey's Hell Trail #196 and Falls Branch Falls trail in the Citico Wilderness area. Benton Mackaye trail, Sugar Cove Trail #89 are approximately 2.0 miles east at the Unicoi Crest parking area.

Description

This little trail takes you up the drainage of its namesake, starting on North River road and ending on the Cherohala Skyway. Easygoing at first, it winds along, cris crossing as it passes through a forest somewhat recently burned.

At a little past a mile the trail increases in grade to start the climb upwards. The white blaze on some of the trees in this section stand out in contrast to the burned trunk they are painted on. As you near the top the grade eases a little and soon you are standing behind a guard rail, people staring back at you from across the Skyway at Rattlesnake Rock.

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Shaun Anon

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The ghost of forests past
Nov 6, 2020 near Vonore, TN

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