GSM NP Lakeshore Trail - Member Hike

Hike Name: GSM NP Lakeshore Trail
Country: United States
State: North Carolina
Nearby Town: Bryson City
Rating: 3 stars
Directions: Parked at the end of the road to no where. Hiked through the tunnel to campsite #74, stay for 2 nights before hiking back to the car. About 8 miles round trip.
Total Hike Distance: 8.00 miles
Hike Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult
Permit Required: No
Hike Type: In and Out, Backtrack Hike
Hike Starts/Ends: Parking lot at the end of the road to no where
Trails Used: Lakeshore Trail aka Benton MacKaye Trail
Backcountry Campsites: Yes
Backcountry Water Sources: Streams, Rivers
Management: National Park Service
Contact Information: Unknown
Best Season:
Users: Hikers, Horses
Road Conditions:
Hike Summary: The first 0.6 miles of the trail is paved, hiking through an old road tunnel. The trail is moderate to difficult and is shared with horse riders, a pair of sturdy boots is a must. It was a fun hike and campsite #74 is perfectly located next to Forney Creek, a must to visit if trout fishing is your thing.




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