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Buck Bald Access from BMT via Buck Bald Road

Intermediate
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This is a short Forest Service run off the Benton MacKaye Trail to reach the summit of Buck Bald.


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Map Key

0.8

Miles

1.2

KM

88%

Runnable

2,342' 714 m

High

2,070' 631 m

Low

273' 83 m

Up

0' 0 m

Down

7%

Avg Grade (4°)

12%

Max Grade (7°)

Dogs Off-leash

Features Views · Wildflowers · Wildlife

Need to Know

No fees. There is parking for a few cars for those coming by automobile.

Runner Notes

Easy for running.

Description

This easy walk up a Forest Service road from the BMT crossing gives the runner or backpacker access to a site of a previous fire tower on an open knob with a 360-degree view of the surrounding mountains. There is a picnic table available as well.

Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers are common along the road and up on the bald. Occasionally wildlife such as turkeys can be seen along the way.

Contacts

Shared By:

Richard Harris

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  4.0 from 1 vote

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in Etowah

#14542

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#2

in Etowah

#283

in Tennessee

#14,542

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What is that flat mountain as seen from the top of Buck Bald?
Jul 15, 2020 near Ducktown, TN
View from the top of Buck Bald July 14 2020
Jul 15, 2020 near Ducktown, TN
Buck Bald where you can see forever!
Jul 15, 2020 near Ducktown, TN

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