Forneys Creek in Swain County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
One of the longest footpaths in the world, the Appalachian Trail extends more than 2,100 miles (3380) between Georgia and Maine. In the spring northbound “thru-hikers,” who are attempting the entire trail, usually pause here to enjoy the view. At 6,643 feet (2025m), Clingmans Dome is the trailís highest point.
The Appalachian Trailís highest altitudes and some of its most spectacular views occur in the Smokies.
Available at park visitor centers or by contacting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Cades Cove(behind ridge)
Erected by Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Location. 35° 33.777′ N, 83° 29.91′ W. Marker is in Forneys Creek, North Carolina, in Swain County. Marker can be reached from Clingmans Dome Road 7 miles west of U.S. 441, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Mark is located at the Clingmans Dome overlook 0.5 miles north of the Visitor Center. Marker is in this post office area: Bryson City NC 28713, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Northern View (here, next to this marker); Eastern View (a few steps from this marker); Southern View (a few steps from this marker); The Top of the Smokies (approx. 0.4 miles away); And It Became Land (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mountains: Refuge and Healing (approx. half a mile away); Indian Gap Road (approx. 4.3 miles away in Tennessee); Spared the Saw (approx. 5.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Forneys Creek.
Also see . . . Great Smoky Mountains National Park. National Park Service (Submitted on August 18, 2017.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 18, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2017, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.