Special Places

Benton Mackaye Trail

Named for the founder of the Appalachian Trail., the Benton Mackaye Trail shares its southern terminus with the A.T. on Springer Mountain. Most of the 300-mile trail is along the North Carolina-Tennessee border, and its northern terminus is atop Mount Sterling in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. All of the Benton Mackaye Trail in North Carolina outside of the Smokies and Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness is open to logging.

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Popular activites on Benton Mackaye Trail

hiking

Hiking

fishing

Fishing

running

Running

swimming

Swimming

old growth

Old-Growth

rare species

Rare Species

backpacking

backpacking

scenic views

Scenic Views