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Unread 10-05-2012, 03:06 PM   #1
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Townsend trails & fishing

Hey y'all, I'm coming up from Ga in a few weeks to do some exploring and fly fishing and was hoping someone can point me in the right direction. I'm wanting to find some secluded trails (nothing too crazy) with shallow water crossings and mountain views in the Townsend area. Also looking for non-crowded trout streams. I'm guessing I'll need to go into the National Park to find this. Any suggestions?

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Unread 10-08-2012, 03:22 PM   #2
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Come on people. The Smokey Mountains National Park is 522,419 acres. Surely ya'll know of some fun places in there!
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Unread 10-10-2012, 03:38 PM   #3
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there is no real off road trails in the park. You can take a "primitive road" out of the Cades Cove loop, Parsons Branch, that is basically gravel unkept road. but nothing even remotely 4wd needed. That being said it is pretty nice, good scenery.

Can't help you on the fishing part.

Hope you enjoy your trip to this beautiful part of the country.
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Unread 10-11-2012, 09:50 AM   #4
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there is no real off road trails in the park. You can take a "primitive road" out of the Cades Cove loop, Parsons Branch, that is basically gravel unkept road. but nothing even remotely 4wd needed. That being said it is pretty nice, good scenery.
Thanks. I've been reading about Parsons Branch. Do you know if it's a one way road? I would like to start on 129 and go north if possible.

There are a few videos of it on Youtube.

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Unread 10-11-2012, 07:53 PM   #5
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Sorry, but Parsons Branch is 1 way, and not going the way you want to go. it is pretty cool, you start in the valley and cross at least a couple ridge line before you come out in the middle of the Dragon.

Also check with the Rangers to make sure that it is open all the way. We went through there last year, bout this time, and there was a bunch of dead (still standing) trees. All you need is one big storm with wind and that road will be closed for a bit of time. I do remember something on the news about it being closed a couple months ago, so might wanna check to see if it reopend.

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Unread 10-17-2012, 08:44 PM   #6
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You can always swing up to Windrock in Oliver Springs. Some good trail riding up there. Not sure where you can fish but you can do a lot of good hiking in the Smokys.
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