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A short, easy trail to the edge of Cherokee, North Carolina.


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1.6

Miles

2.5

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Singletrack

2,025' 617 m

High

1,987' 606 m

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38' 12 m

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Family Friendly The trail is easy for all children and provides great places to explore.

Description

The trail runs from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center past a historic farm setting then along the Oconaluftee River to the edge of Cherokee, NC. It is a well maintained and relatively flat trail with a few small hills. The trail winds through dense forest, which provides nice shade in the summer and a wind break in the winter. There is one easy road crossing at Saunooke Bridge Road (Google maps mislabels this as 441) then the trail continues for approximately 1/10th mile before turning back.

Elk frequent this area so be watchful. The Oconaluftee River Trail is frequently used by joggers, walkers, and bicyclists.

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Shared By:

Tom Robson

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  3.5 from 2 votes

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in Oconaluftee

#21714

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  3.5 from 2 votes
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#1

in Oconaluftee

#595

in North Carolina

#21,714

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Oconalufttee River on the Oconalufttee River Trail looking towards Cherokee.
Mar 1, 2016 near Cherokee, NC
Elk in the fall months are in rut and can become very unpredictable.
Mar 1, 2016 near Cherokee, NC

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