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Kephart Prong Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

On Memorial Day, we took a family hike up Kephart Prong trail, located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We didn’t have big expectations since the trail was just a simple out and back trail with no waterfall or exciting destination, but this trail turned out to be one of our favorites.   Read […]

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Pretty Hollow Gap Trail – Cataloochee Valley

Our first hiking trip in Cataloochee Valley was out Pretty Hollow Gap Trail.  Pretty Hollow Gap Trail is a 8 mile round trip out and back trail, that follows along side Palmer Creek and Pretty Hollow Creek to Pretty Hollow Gap, where the trail ends and runs into Mount Sterling Ridge Trail and Benton MacKaye Trail, […]

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Skinny Dip Falls Blue Ridge Parkway

For the past couple of years, we had heard about Skinny Dip Falls on the Blue Ridge Parkway, but had never actually hiked down to it.   On a whim, this past Saturday afternoon, we had been out to Looking Glass Falls in Brevard, NC and decided to take the Parkway home.  We stopped at […]

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Deep Creek Loop Trail

Deep Creek Loop Trail

We’ve heard a lot of people in the area say that Deep Creek, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was a great place to visit, but had never been there ourselves.   We decided to take a family hike on Deep Creek loop trail, and really enjoyed it! Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, […]

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Porters Creek Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The past weekend, we decided to head out to Porters Creek trail on the Tennessee side of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   We hiked this trail for the first time in early April, but my wife was sick and wasn’t able to come, so we decided to hike it again so she could see […]

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Midnight Hole

Midnight Hole – Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Midnight Hole is a deep and scenic pool below a 6 foot waterfall.  The pool the falls are part of the Big Creek section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Midnight hole is a popular swimming destination for adults, teens and families.   There are a number of large rocks around the pool, and due to […]

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