PERMIT: Overnight camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park requires a backcountry permit. Check out the latest fees and more details at www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/backcountry-camping.htm.
MORE PARK INFO: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, (865) 436-1200; nps.gov/grsm/.
-Mapped by Jeff Chow
Trailhead: From Asheville, NC, take I-240 W to I-40 W to US 74 W. Turn R on NC 28. In 21 mi., turn R onto NC 1245. Trail crosses road 1.5 mi. ahead.