Southern Trailhead

Mud Gap on the Cherohala Skyway.  4400 foot Elevation.  At Mud Gap, the BMT heads southerly to Whigg Meadow and ultimately 161 miles to Springer Mountain, GA.  To hike northerly, go right from the intersection near the parking area.  The trail continues past a civil war era monument and then through a gravel quarry used in the construction of the Cherohala Skyway.  Past the quarry, the trail follows an old roadbed and crosses Forest Service Road (FS 217), approximately 1.5 miles from Mud Gap.  There, the trail enters a heavily eroded area for a short distance, then climbs for approximately 2.7 miles, at which point the trail crosses the Cherohala Skyway at the Unicoi Overlook parking area.