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Steep but fun trail

3.6 mile roundtrip hike (return as you came in). Trail is narrow in places. You walk through... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2018
New Jersey
Loved this shaded cooler trail

My husband chose this one but then it was tough for him going back! Lots of up hill steps. We went... read more

Reviewed July 26, 2018
Rhonda C
Centreville, Virginia
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Reviewed September 4, 2018

3.6 mile roundtrip hike (return as you came in). Trail is narrow in places. You walk through wildflowers, dense forest, sunny area, cool tree covered forest and the top- Andrew's bald, which offers some great views. The hike is mostly down hill going and uphill...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed July 26, 2018

My husband chose this one but then it was tough for him going back! Lots of up hill steps. We went slow. I loved that it was shaded and cooler temps due to the high altitude. The open field you come to wasn't too impressive...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Rhonda C
Reviewed March 31, 2018 via mobile

The Andrew’s Bald Trail is easy on your way to the bald . You will descend for about a mile, go flat for 0.3 miles, then go relatively upward for half a mile. The trail goes through a forest and will come out to a...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Futbolking
Reviewed December 26, 2017

didn't have long for hiking, but took this trail given our allotted time. Beautiful walk - not overly challenging - hike out to the bald was foggy, but still lovely.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank BuenosNachos2
Reviewed November 15, 2017

Very nice trail of 1.8 miles (one way). Occasional views can be seen from the trail before reaching the bald. The view from the bald is spectacular. We visited in Nov so no flower but hundreds of azalea and rhododendrons at the bald must be...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank waynecO458HN
Reviewed November 2, 2017

My husband and I are big hikers having done lots of trails over the years. For an Eastern park, I thought the view was very nice, not spectacular. You can actually get the same view from the parking lot. The hike is moderate, climbs at...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed July 17, 2017 via mobile

After reading reviews about this hike, we decided to give it a go and we're frankly disappointed. I agree with other reviewers that groups have spend a lot of blood, sweat and tears on restoring this trail and that work was impressive. If you are...More

Date of experience: July 2017
2  Thank MLSJD
Reviewed May 23, 2017

The trail features panoramic views and it start at the base of Clingmans Dome Area. If there ever was a need for sturdy boots, water , snacks and hiking sticks, this trail will be an example . I also bring my binoculars, DSLR camera and...More

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Futbolking
Reviewed October 14, 2016

I don't think alot of people do this trail, because its right next to Clingmans Dome (an easy 1 mile hike). This trail was 3.6 miles roundtrip. The trail actually goes downhill for most of the time, which is tricky because it seems easy, but...More

Date of experience: October 2016
1  Thank searoll27
Reviewed October 8, 2016

When I first started planning this hike, it seemed to be no big deal to most people. But I am here to deal you it is not an "easy" hike but well worth it. I understand everyone is different in physical abilities but this trail...More

Date of experience: July 2016
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