Newfound Gap
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Appalachian Trail Teaser
Driving through the Great Smoky Mountains between North Carolina and Tennessee is a tease for the outdoors-lover who enjoys experiencing the land by foot. Lucky for you, the Appalachian Trail intersects US Hwy 441/71 at Newfound Gap where you can park and escape the picture-taking crowd by hiking part of the infamous trail. After about 2 miles through the forest with secret window views like the one pictured, you can turn right onto a thin trail that leads to an open patch with panoramic views of the rolling misty hills that is all your own.
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