The Little Cataloochee Trail Leads To An Abandoned Church Deep In North Carolina’s Smoky Mountains

Hiking in the Smoky Mountains is an ideal way to escape the heat and humidity on hot summer days. But there’s no real reason why you need to wait until summer to hit the trails. The North Carolina side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a network of trails ranging from short to long and options suitable for any skill level.

The trailhead to the Little Cataloochee Baptist Church near Waynesville is located along the Old Cataloochee Turnpike in the Little Cataloochee Valley. Find your way to the parking area using this Google Map. Learn more about the trail and see more images at this link on

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