3.6 miles
Distance
1,021 ft
Climb
-104 ft
Descent
4,307 ft
High Point
Supporters, Builders, Maintainers & Land Managers of A.T. Side s: Kimsey Creek Side Trail

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  • Activities
    • Hike
    • Trail Running
  • Riding Area
    Appalachian Trail Corridor (NC)
    Franklin, North Carolina
  • AKA
    Kimsey Creek TR 23
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Hiking SAC Scale
    T1 Hiking
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Trail Visibility
    Always easy to follow
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • eBike Allowed
  • Global Ranking
    #77865 in Hiking
  • Local Popularity
    55 in Hiking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
  • Land Owner
    NPS

Located in the Standing Indian Basin, On Forest Service Road 67 at the Backcountry Information Board, take a short trail into the Standing Indian Campground. Go left, cross the paved bridge and immediately on the right access the trail. Follow Park Creek Trail to the first blue blazed trail leading to the left. Follows Kimsey Creek upstream and connects to the Appalachian Trail at Deep Gap-85.0 mile marker.

4.5 miles one way; Moderate
Hike Only

Local Trail Association
More Stats for A.T. Side Trails: Kimsey Creek Trail Side Trail hike trail trail
  • Altitude change
    917 ft
  • Altitude min
    3,390 ft
  • Altitude start
    3,390 ft
  • Altitude end
    4,308 ft
  • Grade
    4.8%
  • Grade max
    -13.7%
  • Grade min
    44.1%
  • Distance climb
    3 miles
  • Distance down
    3,140 ft
  • Distance flat
    495 ft
  • Avg reverse time
    02:07:02
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      A.T. Side... Trail Reports

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      Oct 14, 2021 @ 5:20am
      Oct 14, 2021
      Tons of trees down, seems like that's just the normal state of the trail
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      bakerach (Oct 14, 2021 at 5:25)
      Much more technical than expected, the lower section is wet and rocky blue doubletrack but I'd rate the singletrack section as black for sure, especially for the area. There's one off-camber section of wet rock slab with complete exposure to the creek that I'd comfortably call a double black feature.
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