Route: Tour des Smokies

Submitted by Raphael Sarfati on Wed, 05/25/2022 - 07:16am
North Carolina, US
Tennessee, US
163 mi
Vertical Gain
50,000 ft

Davenport Gap to Fontana Dam, and back. A classic, made as a loop by following both the Appalachian Trail and the Benton MacKaye Trail.

This route remains entirely within Great Smoky Mountains National Park, going from the Northeastern boundary to the Southwestern boundary. The short out-and-back between the AT/BMT junction and Fontana Dam ensures that both landmarks are reached.

Watch for bears...and fireflies!

GPS Track


Hello trailblazers!

I will be attempting an unsupported female FKT on this route. Documentation will be via gpx file + pictures. Many thanks to Raphael for this vision & the beta as it has provided inspiration.