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Hi all,
   Looking for some suggestions. Prefer TN, NC, SC or KY, but would venture farther for right trail. We are avid backpackers and scoping out options for our spring trip. We are looking for a challenging hike that offers solitude, views (waterfalls a +), and is a loop or can be looped without a lot of backtracking and rehiking. Shooting for 65 ish miles. Anyone have any suggestions? We have done Linville which was great, and some in the Smokies.....which was just hoards of people.
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Cohutta Wilderness.

http://www.sherpaguides.com/georgia....ss.html

The river trails will be cold but a big loop can be made.


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you can do a big loop with the AT and the Benton Mackaye Trail that's like 60 miles...
http://www.bmta.org/imgs/GA-60-Mile%20loop.jpg


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opps... just occured to me that you wont find solitude on the AT at that time of year. BMT is a seldom traveled trail, though.

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hell.....for that amount of mileage---you could knock off all of joyce kilmer/slickrock/citico area.....
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@#!*% .....for that amount of mileage---you could knock off all of joyce kilmer/slickrock/citico area.....

Yeah, that's the first place that came to mind for me.

But then again, 65 miles on the trails in Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock/Citico can definitely be more difficult than 65 miles of trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

You'd likely be in for a rude awakening if you headed to Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock/Citico and planned on doing 15-20 mile days, unless you were in remarkable shape and had an ultra-light pack.


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that is true....

but then again, for the most part and most people, can't pull 15 to 20 mile days in the Park either...

following trails in JK/Slickrock area has become easier this year----thanks to Tipi....
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