Cataloochee Turnpike to Big Creek

Total Miles
11.0

Elevation

1,240.93 ft

Duration

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Technical Rating

2

Easy

Best Time

Spring, Summer, Fall

Trail Overview

Gravel Road through the GSMNP Cataloochee area to Big Creek. The road is suitable for most vehicles, but higher clearance is recommended due to some rocky areas. The road will close during big weather events like snowstorms, so it is best to check road status before departing. There are nice vistas and creek/river areas. The road climbs from the valley floor over Mt. Sterling.

Photos of Cataloochee Turnpike to Big Creek

Cataloochee Turnpike to Big Creek
Cataloochee Turnpike to Big Creek
Cataloochee Turnpike to Big Creek

Difficulty

Gravel/Dirt road with decent elevation gain. Road will close during inclement weather events like snow. Suitable for most cars but higher clearance recommended due to some rocky areas. Low clearance vehicles may have a harder ride.

Technical Rating

2

Status Reports

Norm Lathrop
Apr 02, 2024
2019 Ford Ranger
Open
Normal
Dusty
Jan M
Mar 24, 2024
4x4
Open
Normal
Dusty
Pretty easy road. Beautiful for Sunday ride. Manageable with normal car if you have 4wd. Can be busy on sunny days. Good for beginners
Todd Weast
Mar 15, 2024
2014 Jeep Wrangler
Open
Muddy/Wet
Cody Sutton
Mar 05, 2024
4x4
Temporarily Closed
Closed Gate

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