Smoky Mountains Backpacking: Rich Mountain Gap to Tremont A five day backpacking trip with my son in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For me the trip begins at Rich Mountain Gap and my son starts at Chestnut Top Trail, with both of us staying at Campsite #5 our first night. On day two we hike Indian Grave Gap Trail to Rich Mountain Loop Trail and then up Crooked Arm Ridge Trail and Scott Mountain Trail to Campsite #6, where we meet some friends. The next day we backtrack down the Crooked Arm Ridge Trail to Cades Cove Loop Road and then up Anthony Creek Trail up to Campsite #9. On a rainy day 4 we continue up Anthony Creek Trail to Bote Mountain Trail and then down Lead Cove Trail to Finely Cane Trail back to Bote Mountain Trail and then West Prong Trail to Campsite #18. Our last day we have a short hike out on the West Prong Trail to Tremont.

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