Forney Creek Trail - Forney Creek Cascade, Photo Gallery, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina
Forney Creek Trail - Forney Creek Cascade
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Forney Ridge Trail joins the Forney Creek Trail on a 7.6 mile descent from Clingman's Dome to the Jonas Creek Trail. While few might choose this as an out-and-back, it's part of a popular 20.5 mile backcountry loop that continues up to Silers Bald on the Appalachian Trail and back to Clingman's Dome. No matter your route, the Forney Creek Trail is compelling for its passage through several distinct ecotones, a stop at Forney Creek Cascade, light crowds, and several unaided, potentially challenging creek crossings.