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Thomas Divide-Indian Creek Loop (Difficult)

Great Smokies Hiking & Adventure Group
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Jul 15 7:00AM - 8:00AM

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This will be an alternative hike out of the Deep Creek area as a companion hike to Dale's hike on the same day (Deep Creek Loop) with the intention of meeting Dale's group for lunch at Martins Gap, and hiking out with them.


(I already have most of Dale's hike done, but do need some other trails nearby, so we agreed I would set up a companion hike for anyone else that might be in a similar position.)


It is a long drive over for folks on the Tennessee side so the start time will be the same -- 8:00. (Depending on who signs up we may agree to an earlier start time.)


For thishikewe will meet at the Deep Creek parking lot for the Noland Divide trail at the area shaded in blue on this map (here),but the hike will begin from the lower Thomas Divide trailhead off Galbraith Creek Rd.

The hike will follow the lower section of Thomas Divide, Deep Low Gap, an in-and-out on the Indian Creek Motor Trail and then up Indian Creek to meet Dale's group at Martins Gap for lunch. We'll then hike out Indian Creek with Dale's group and finish up with any loose ends in the Deep Creek area that folks might need.

This is a 20 milehike, with over 13 miles before lunch so the pace will average about 2.5 mph. There is no limit on who can attend this hike, but be advised that it will be a difficult hike with about 2000' feet of elevation change.


If you're not regularly hiking over 12-14 miles this is not necessarily the hike to start with.

For a map of the trail route click here


For a map of the trail profile click here

For a .gpx file of the hike click here

We will meet at the BLUE area on this map, it is the parking area for the Thomas Divide trail, you may want to print this map out. Click here.

Watch the weather this time of year in the Smokies and dress accordingly.

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