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Huckleberry Knob – Nantahala National Forest, NC

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Length Difficulty Streams Views Solitude Camping
1.8 mls N/A
Hiking Time:
Elev. Gain:
1 hour and 10 minutes with 30 minutes of breaks
370 ft
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There is space for only a few cars at the Huckleberry Knob Trailhead. 35.31391, -83.99098
If this lot is full, overflow parking is available on the grassy shoulder of the Cherohala Skyway west of the entrance.

By Trail Contributor: Zach Robbins (Contact Zach)

Huckleberry Knob, at 5,580 feet, is the highest peak in the remote Unicoi Mountains of North Carolina and Tennessee. The bald summit is reached by an easy hike from the Cherohala Skyway. Suitable for all levels of hiking experience, the grassy bald provides fantastic 360° views of the Unicoi, Great Smoky, Cheoah, Snowbird, Nantahala, Valley River, Tusquitee, and Cohutta Mountain ranges of southwestern North Carolina, northeastern Georgia, and southeastern Tennessee. This is one of the finest viewpoints in the region, only rivaled by Gregory Bald, Rocky Top, and lookout towers on Shuckstack and Wesser Bald. This is a wonderful spot for a picnic or lazy backcountry camping. While in the area, consider including other nearby trails along the Cherohala Skyway for a full day of short hikes.

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