Loop Trail? No
Agency: USDA Forest Service
Entry Fee? No
Parking Fee? $2.00 Allowed Uses:
Dogs - On leash
Pedestrian - Walking/Hiking/Running
Snow - Snowshoeing
Swimming - Diving/snorkeling
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Location: Along Hiwassee River near Reliance, In Cherokee National Forest, along Hiawasee R gorge, NE of Archville on SR 315.
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Hike along scenic Hiwassee River on the John Muir National Recreation Trail #152, which is also part of the long-distance Benton MacKaye Trail. Try a short out-and-back hike from one of the trailheads or plan a back-country trip along this 20.7-mile trail. Dispersed camping is allowed on the section of trail located east of the Apalachia Powerhouse. Trailheads are located at Big Bend, Childers Creek, and at the end of Forest Road 108.
Width: 48 inches.
Primary Surface: Soil
Secondary Surface: Soil, compacted
Average Grade: 5%
Maximum Grade: 25%
Elevation Low Point: 1,000
Elevation High Point: 2,000
Elevation Gain (cumulative): Not Available
Year Designated: 1979
Supporting Webpages and DocumentsDocument: Hiwassee River Recreation Zone
Website: USFS Trail Details-Hiwassee River Area
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Cherokee National Forest
Benton, TN 37307
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