Western View

Western View (HM20W2)

Location: Bryson City, NC 28713
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 33.777', W 83° 29.91'

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Looking west you can track the course of the North Carolina-Tennessee boundary. Through most of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the state boundary also marks the course of the Appalachian Trail, which passes just below this tower. The trail leaves the boundary near Gregory Bald, cutting south toward Shuckstack.

One of the longest footpaths in the world, the Appalachian Trail extends more than 2,100 miles (3380) between Georgia and Maine. In the spring northbound "thru-hikers," who are attempting the entire trail, usually pause here to enjoy the view. At 6,643 feet (2025m), Clingmans Dome is the trail's highest point.

The Appalachian Trail's highest altitudes and some of its most spectacular views occur in the Smokies.

Available at park visitor centers or by contacting the Appalachian Trail Conservancy in Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.

Cheoah Bald
Distance: 19mi/31km

Snowbird Mountain
Distance: 30mi/48km

High Rocks
Distance: 8.2mi/13.2km

Distance: 18mi/29km

Gregory Bald
Distance: 21mi/34km

Thunderhead Mountain
Distance: 12mi/19km
Elevation: 5527ft/1685m

Cades Cove(behind ridge)
Distance: 18mi/29km
Elevation: 1716ft/523m

Distance: 7.7mi/12km
Elevation: 4609ft/1405m

Cove Mountain
Distance: 11mi/18km
Elevation: 4077ft/1243m
HM NumberHM20W2
Placed ByGreat Smoky Mountains National Park
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Date Added Friday, August 18th, 2017 at 1:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)17S E 273556 N 3938347
Decimal Degrees35.56295000, -83.49850000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 33.777', W 83° 29.91'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 33' 46.62" N, 83° 29' 54.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)828
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Clingmans Dome Trail, Bryson City NC 28713, US
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