Hiking The Appalachian Trail - Albert Mountain Loop

The 2nd most popular hiking trail in North Carolina.

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Near Franklin in the Nantahala National Forest, this 22 mile loop runs rhododendron-shrouded ridgetops and follows a 16 mile section of the Appalachian Trail above 4,000'. The hiking trailhead is located 14 miles west of Franklin on US64. The loop combines Lower Trail Ridge, Long Branch Trail and the AT.

Overall, Appalachian Trail - Albert Mountain Loop is the 2nd most popular hiking trail of all 19 hikes in North Carolina.


Local Contact(s):  Appalachian Trail Conservancy (304) 535-6331; NNF (828) 258-6101; North Carolina Tourism (919) 733-4171.

Best Season:  Apr. - Oct.

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Luxury Loding:  Le Conte Lodge (865) 429-5704

Reference Source:  click here http://www.appalachiantrail.org/

GPS:  35.052413, -83.477211

Date Published:  12/25/2015

Date Updated:  8/9/2016

ID:  11074


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