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Rigerous hike with a beautiful view as a reward.

Sept 16th. After Clingman's Dome, we really wanted to walk a few more miles. The Forney Ridge Trail... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
WildIrishShepherd
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Wilmington, Illinois
Favorite Lunch Spot

Great hike with an amazing view at the end! Be prepared to walk downhill 90 percent of the way in... read more

Reviewed November 17, 2016
herewewander
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Lexington, Kentucky
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“Rigerous hike with a beautiful view as a reward.”
Nov 17, 2016
“Favorite Lunch Spot”
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sept 16th. After Clingman's Dome, we really wanted to walk a few more miles. The Forney Ridge Trail was just what we needed to blow out the cobwebs. The beginning of the rough trail is pretty much straight down. The hike out to the bald...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Great hike with an amazing view at the end! Be prepared to walk downhill 90 percent of the way in, and hike uphill 90 percent of the way back. We like to pick up a sub sandwich meal in town to pack out for lunch....More

Date of experience: November 2016
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Reviewed September 13, 2016 via mobile

We headed out later in the afternoon on a Sunday so the crowds weren't too bad. There were some people on the trail with us - but they never made it to the Bald. When my husband and I got there we had it to...More

Date of experience: September 2016
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Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

The hike from Clingmans Dome to Andrews Bald was a solid 2 hour hike round trip. It's a nice trail with enough ups and downs to keep your heart rate up. Once you get to the bald, the view is amazing! You can see out...More

Date of experience: June 2016
1  Thank 23bird
Reviewed March 23, 2016

Took this hike with my husband and two kids - 8 and 9. After seeing the more heavily visited sites, this was the perfect break to remember that we really were in the wild. The trail-head is right off Clingman's Dome, so if time is...More

Date of experience: July 2015
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Reviewed October 8, 2015 via mobile

What a hike!! We took our 2 children 11 and 7 on this hike because my hiking book said it was an easy hike and great for kids. Well let me tell you, this is a somewhat difficult hike. The trail has several rocky areas...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank Michelle B
Reviewed September 3, 2015

Have to echo the earlier review - when we finally made it to the bald, we couldn't see anything due to the fog that had rolled in. It was really unfortunate. It's a nice spot to relax and have lunch and I'm sure the views...More

Date of experience: August 2015
1  Thank JasonMirandi
Reviewed August 31, 2015

The trail out to Andrews Bald has recently been improved, which made the 3.6-mile round-trip hike much more enjoyable. Once there, we spread a blanket out on the grass and enjoyed a picnic lunch & an afternoon lying in the sun, soaking up the sun...More

Date of experience: August 2015
Thank barrydj2014
Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

Went to Clingmans dome on a Monday morning then hiked to Andrews Bald. Took about 3 hours round trip. I thought it was a moderately hard hike but that's OK because it keeps the crowds down quite a bit. Once at the Bald is neat...More

Date of experience: June 2015
Thank winks1996
Reviewed June 10, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I did this hike on 6/6/2015. This is an out and back from the parking lot at Clingmans Dome with a total distance of about 3.6 miles. While this is a steep trail with a drop(and subsequent hike back up) of 700+...More

Date of experience: June 2015
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