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Kephart Prong Trail

107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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This is a beautiful hike! It lies next to a rapids like river/stream. There are remnants of an old... read more

Reviewed 2 May 2017
Jan S
Not real long but do expect rocky (because it is!); quiet and beautiful

This is a nice hike and follows an old CCC trail and railway, with evidence of both still present... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2016
Tickerguy
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107 Park Headquarters Rd, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 2 May 2017

This is a beautiful hike! It lies next to a rapids like river/stream. There are remnants of an old mining camp and log bridges to cross. The first bridge is 3' wide and not a big deal but the last 2 are a single log...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 30 October 2016

This is a nice hike and follows an old CCC trail and railway, with evidence of both still present. There are several creek crossings although none require getting wet; the terminus (if you will) is at a shelter (overnight permit required if you want to...More

Thank Tickerguy
Reviewed 3 June 2016

This has been one of my favorite hikes thus far. It is a workout, straight up the whole way to the campsite shelter but so worth it. There is a lot of water on this trail and the sounds were very soothing. There is a...More

1  Thank SmurfySmurfette80
Reviewed 30 November 2015

A nice quiet walk, saw some old structures (old fire place still standing, a brick wall... its amazing that these are standing after all these years). We walked up to the shelter and back (roughly 4 miles round trip, but well worth it).

1  Thank yankeedad69
Reviewed 11 August 2015

Really enjoyed this trail. Not crowded at all, and the hike was interesting with the water crossings and the remains of the CCC camp. I would agree that you need good shoes on this trail because of the rocks, but it is not a difficult...More

Thank bkkhpw
Reviewed 6 July 2015 via mobile

My wife and I hiked a lot in the Smokies. Although this trail is beautiful, it is murder on your feet! This trail is not physical challenging but it's super rocky! We have good hiking boots and we still felt every rock on the way...More

3  Thank WildHaireHiking
Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

This is a very peaceful and interesting hiking trail. So much history surrounding the remains of the CCC camp back in the Depression Era. The trails are very easy to hike even smaller children had no problem hiking them. The river streams are so calm...More

10  Thank Kindra D
Reviewed 11 July 2014

Such a wonderful, peaceful trail on in the Smokies. A trail full of history (you pass some remains of an old CCC camp and see some breathtaking river and nature sights. At the end you end up at the Kephart shelter for overnight hikers. HIGHLY...More

1  Thank nixon1974
Reviewed 6 September 2013

Kephart Prong is a great, fairly easy hike. It is on the North Carolina side of the Smokies. There is ample parking but the trailhead is easy to miss if you do not get good directions at the Visitor Centers. The trail crosses several interesting...More

10  Thank sheffie1304
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