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BlueRaiderFan 03-06-2008 03:32 PM

Day Trippin'
O.k....Here's the situation:

My Broght-in-Law, and I, my wife and my sister and maybe my 17 year old nephew are all going hiking/fishing for a day. What's a good trip that will take us on an easy trail, give us a good view and/or good fishing in decent water? We can by pass the view if we need to. Most of us are in poor to average shape lol. I'm thinking of something on the Tennessee side, but I'm open to the NC side as well as long as I don't have to drive over 2 hours. Thanks in advance!


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BlueRaiderFan 03-06-2008 03:33 PM

Also, I will be staying in Townsend so I'll start my drive from there.

buzzmcmanus 03-06-2008 05:22 PM

Little River at Elkmont

ajh10567 03-06-2008 05:42 PM

My vote would be Abrams even though the drive through cades cove can kind of be a pain at times.

BlueRaiderFan 03-06-2008 05:42 PM




BlueRaiderFan 03-06-2008 05:43 PM


Originally Posted by ajh10567 (Post 48872)
My vote would be Abrams even though the drive through cades cove can kind of be a pain at times.

I guess we could do the short loop (1/4 mile up the trail) and meet the women folk back at the car about an hour and a half later? Is that about right?

Gerry Romer 03-06-2008 06:14 PM

Getting to Abrams is the bigger problem. It seems you can never allow enough time to get from the picnic area to the trailhead parking lot because of all the sightseers.

I second the Elkmont recommendation. It's quite an experience. For something a bit more physically demanding, try the West Prong of the Little Pigeon just above Sugarlands, or anything up to the Chimneys trailhead and Road Prong... great visuals, limited hiking and fantastic fishing at the right time of the year.


TroutDude 03-06-2008 06:41 PM

It would be a heck of a drive but I'd vote for Deep Creek in NC.

sammcdonald 03-06-2008 08:06 PM

middle prong

BlueRaiderFan 03-06-2008 09:24 PM


Thanks for all of the info. I'm going to pick two, maybe three and try them out!


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