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Muddy Boots Hike - Middle Prong Trail
Monday, May 09, 2022, 8:00 AM EST
Category: New Villagers



May 9, 2022

Muddy Boots Hike - Middle Prong Trail

Departure:  8:00 amChota Center Parking Lot - directly across from Marathon Gas

Hike Description:  Rates by many as the "best waterfall trail in the Smokies", this hike will parallel the Lynn Camp Prong of the Little River, along a former railroad bed that carried the last logs out of the Smokes in 1939.  All 900 ft. of elevation will take place on the inbound leg, all downhill on the way back.  The trail is very rocky, so hiking poles are recommended as well as good hiking shoes/boots with ankle support.

Length of Hike:  4.6 miles  Elevation Change:  900 ft.

Rating:  Moderate

Hiking boots, water, snacks, bug spray and hiking poles recommended. 

No pets allowed on hikes due to liability.

Location/Distance/Drive Time:  Great Smoky Mountains near Townsend, TN/50 miles, 1 hour 15 minutes

Turn left onto Tellico Parkway.  Turn left onto US-321N ramp to Maryville.  Merge onto US-321 for 36 miles.  Continue straight onto E Lamar Alexander Pkwy for 2.3 miles.  Take slight right onto Old State Hwy 73 Scenic.  Turn left onto Tremont Road - drive approximately 5.1 miles to Middle Prong Trail Trailhead.

Hike Leaders:  Chuck and Deb Garon

Lunch:  On your own.

Muddy Boots Coordinators:

Maureen Hryniszak      251-709-1599        [email protected]
Jan Jacobson               423-773-8105        [email protected]
Patti Morris                   862-377-9084        [email protected]

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