Hikingsouth Hike of the Week

The Little Tennessee River Greenway Trail - 8 mi round trip.

November 21, 2017

Today's hike was on the Little Tennessee River Greenway Trail in Franklin, NC.

HIKERS - Ann Clark, Ray Clark, Joe Collins, Greta Driggers, Jim Driggers, Bill Hunt, Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Beth Pectol, Tony Presley.

TRAIL INFO. - This trail is a very pleasant walk along the Little Tennessee River in Franklin, NC. It is mostly asphalt with very nice features along the way. Benches, picnic tables, parks, great signage, very nice bridges that take you back and forth across the river. The terrain is mostly flat. From end to end it is 4 miles. We hiked the entire length from south to north and back for an 8.3 mile total including the access trail at the Macon County Public Library.

Directions: From the south in GA take highway 441 to Franklin, NC. Turn to the right just before the Highway 64 intersection onto Siler Rd. Continue along Siler and follow the signs to the Public Library. You will then walk down a gravel road to the Greenway Trail access.

Another great day for a hike! Partly cloudy and cool. Temperatures in the low to upper 40's F. Total distance - 8 mi.

BIRDS IDENTIFIED: Song Sparrow, Dark-eyed Junco, Eastern Blue Bird, Carolina Wren, and Downy Woodpecker.

scroll down for photos and video from today.......


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The start of today's hike at the Macon County Library.
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Trail map near the start.
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A short walk from the library to the trail.
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Our first view of the Little Tennessee River.
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Crossing the river on the beautiful Nonah Bridge.
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A little further down the trail, we cross the Nickajack Bridge.
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View from the bridge
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This is one of the few sections that are not paved but packed gravel.
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Crossing the river again on another nice bridge. The Tassee Bridge.
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After crossing the main highwy, we are on the northern section of the trail.
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Lots of nice information signs along the trail.
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The trail passes by a large beaver pond.
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Compliments of a local Beaver Family!
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Our lunch spot!
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The OFHC gang for today's hike (l-r ) Dick Metzgar, Jeanne O'Connor, Bill Hunt, Ann Clark, Ray Clark, Jim Driggers, Greta Driggers, Joe Collins, Beth Pectol and Tony Presley.

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