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Appalachian Trail: Fontana Dam to Newfound Gap

Multiple peaks, steep climbs, and open meadows highlight this 40.6-mile trip in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Rating

Shelters: Mollies Ridge Shelter: sleeps 12; no privy. Russell Field Shelter: sleeps 14; no privy. Spence Field Shelter: sleeps 12; privy. Derrick Knob Shelter: sleeps 12; no privy. Silers Bald Shelter: sleeps 12; no privy. Double Springs Gap Shelter: sleeps 12; privy. Mt. Collins Shelter; sleeps 12; privy.

To Trailhead

Start: From Fontana Village, NC, head west on Fontana Rd and in 2.7 miles park by Post Office. End: From Gatlingburg, TN, take US 441 S for 13.5 mi., park at Newfound Gap.

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