Appalachian Trail to the Jump Off on Boulevard Trail

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Saturday July 15

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7:30 AM  –  3:30 PM

Beginning from Newfound Gap, we'll hike the Appalachian Trail north to the Boulevard Trail and then hike to the Jump Off. Spectacular views, cool air, and high-elevation birds will offer a tranquil respite from the crowds at Newfound Gap and Gatlinburg.

Guide: Keith Watson


Activity Rating: Strenuous - At this Branch Out hike, you will experience intense physical exertion and difficult hiking.


Distance: 6.3 miles


Meeting Location: Newfound Gap Parking Area West


Settings & Terrain:

•       Remote, backcountry areas

•       Mountainous terrain

•       Steep ascents and descents.

•       Potential hazards, including exposed roots, downed trees, and rocks

•       Potential wildlife presence, including large fauna, insects, and snakes


Personal Considerations:

This Branch Out event is designed for experienced hikers who:

•       Are comfortable with extended periods of exertion

•       Can independently navigate physically challenging and unplanned situations

•       Are comfortable climbing over or under trees and crossing waterways

•       Possess the skills and gear required to be safe in the backcountry, even during inclement weather


Recommended Gear:

•       Comfortable and sturdy shoes or boots.

•       Food and plenty of water.


AllTrails Map: View map


Required Reading: With your ticket purchase, you confirm you have read and agree to our Waivers and Policy Agreements.


Event Disclaimer: This information has been designed to be as accurate as possible; however, all programs are subject to change for multiple reasons, including weather.




How Our Fees Work


Member Fee: $65

If you have an Individual membership and would like to bring a spouse/partner, please upgrade to a Family membership prior to ticket purchase.


Hemlock members: your discount will be applied at Checkout.

Please note: Hemlock Individual memberships are limited to one registration per Branch Out event. Hemlock Family members are limited to two registrations per Branch Out event. No-shows may result in future registration cancellations.


Guest Fee: $100

As a member, you are encouraged to bring along a guest. This fee includes admission to this event and an Individual Buckeye membership for your guest.


Non-Member Fee: Not available. Branch Out events are offered exclusively to GSMA members. Please purchase a membership prior to joining this event.


Questions about this event? Call 865.436.7318 extension 257 or 349 or email our Membership Department.

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