Originally Posted by ifish4wildtrout
I am planning a trip to #24 in June. I am wondering about the hike in. I am excited about visiting a new to me place in GSMNP even though I have heard the fishing is absolutely horrible up there.
As others have said, about as easy as they come...
Have camped at Elkmont and hiked up there to fish and back easily covering 10+ miles all without being completely worn out at the end of the day. Of course, that is without a pack but it is very easy going and is basically an old road. Staying at #24, #30 or even #23 are all going to put you in some prime fishing locations. If you manage to swing #24, you also have the option of walking back down river as well and would have another mile or two of good water in addition to everything above #24. I think I've mentioned that to you before though...