Albright Grove and Maddron Bald Trail

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Hiking

Dogs No

Fall Foliage

6.9 (miles)

 Difficult

Loop

~2375 (+) (Elev. Δ - ft)

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Albright Grove and Maddron Bald Trail is a difficult hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park that rewards hikers with incredible scenery. Just a little past the trailhead hikers come to the historic Baxter Cabin. Soon hikers reach the Albright Grove Loop which is home to some of the oldest and largest trees in the smokies. While much of the old growth in the smokies was logged, Albright Grove escaped that fate and has weathered various blight infestations over the year. Hikers can expect to see towering Eastern Hemlocks, Fraser Firs and many more that are likely centuries old. Next is on to the 5,212 ft. Maddron Bald, which is one of the largest heath balds in the park. This hike is also a great choice for an overnight backpacking trip in the park and its off the beaten path location makes it perfect for those looking to beat the crowds. There is plenty of camping available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

History

Hikers will pass historic homesteads along on this hike, including the Baxter Cabin.

Red Tape

Entrance and Camping Fees
Contact: Great Smoky Mountains National Park 107 Park Headquarters Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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