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Great Smoky Mountains National Park: Snake Den Ridge Trail

Rising 2,500-plus feet over 4.6 miles, this strenuous trail zigzags through hemlock and rhododendron to a pair of exposed ridges with long Appalachian views.

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To Trailhead

From Gatlinburg, take US 321 E to TN 32 S. In 1 mi., turn R onto Cosby Cove Rd. Park 2 mi. later on L near Cosby Campground entrance. Hike .4 mile to campsite B51; trailhead on R.

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