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Hike - Middle Prong Trail to Indian Flats Falls - Fri., June 13, 2014

FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014
Depart at 8:00 a.m. from Chota Center
 
MIDDLE PRONG  TRAIL TO INDIAN FLATS FALLS
Distance:   8.2 miles
Elevation Gain:  1000 feet (gradual)
Rating:  Moderate
Driving Time:  1.25 hours
Leader:   Curt Sheldon   865-458-8510  curtssheldon@gmail.com
 
The trail is one of the most beautiful sections of the Great Smoky National Park near Townsend and Tremont.  The trail follows the rushing Middle Prong of the Little River, and features overlooks of waterfalls, cascades and rapids cut through a narrow gorge.  This hike follows a wide old logging railroad bed up a gentle slope with 1000 feet of gain.  Indian Flats Falls are a strand of four falls on Indian Flats Prong.  Since the hike is between 2000 and 3000 feet elevation, the temperature will be lower than in Tellico Village.

Hiking boots and hiking sticks are recommended. Driving directions will be provided the morning of the hike.

Bring water and a trail lunch.  Carpooling is recommended, passengers are asked to contribute $6 to the driver to help cover gas, etc.