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Dates: 1/1/2019 - 12/31/2019
City / State: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Event Name: Newfound Gap - Appalachian Trail
Event Type: Year Round Walk
Event ID: 111485 2019/Y2218
Distance - Trail Ratings: 5 / 13 KM - 3C
Description: This is a challenging out-and-back walk on the Appalachian Trail. The 5k goes from Newfound Gap Road at 5000 ft elevation to junction with Road Prong Trail with only a 500 ft elevation gain. The 13k route goes on to junction with Fork Ridge Trail with an elevation gain of 1000 ft. This is the AT with all its ups and downs, rocks, and roots. Restrooms are available at the Start Point. Be sure to check the weather before walking. Hwy 441 can be closed at times due to ice and snow. This trail goes from difficult to dangerous in icy conditions.
Amenities: Strollers: None | Wheelchairs: None | Pets: No | Restrooms: Yes
Special Programs: Appalachian Trail
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Location: WEB REGISTRATION ONLY ( - START: Newfound Gap Parking Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Start Point / Driving Directions: REGISTRATION: Please use the online start box provided by the California Volkssport Association website ( Follow the left side link, 'Online Start Box', and the instructions provided to sign a waiver and register for this event. Payments for event credit and directions use Paypal. The directions and insert cards are PDFs that you can download and print as needed. The POC does not provide event directions or accept alternate payments methods. The entire online process should take less than 10 minutes for a first time user. DIRECTIONS: Newfound Gap Parking Area, Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Access on Newfound Gap Road (Hwy 441) from Cherokee, NC (19 miles) or Gatlinburg, TN (17 miles)
Awards & Fees: IVV Credit Only
Host Club: East Tennessee Wanderers
Contact: David Bonewitz (865) 984-1513
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