Big Fat Trail #41


The Big Fat Trail starts at the Big Fat Gap Trailhead, reached by a nine mile drive on the FSR # 62 Big Fat Gap Road, accessed from US Route 129 north of the Robbinsville area.  This  road is gated, and closed to the public from January 1 through  April 1 annually.

The Big Fat Trail leaves the parking area near the information kiosk, descending steeply to Slickrock Creek in the valley below.  This is a very steep trail, heavily used by fishermen and hikers to reach the valley floor.  At 1.4 miles, the trail reaches a junction with the Nichols Cove Trail, then turns left, fords a small stream, and ends at the Slickrock Creek Trail junction.

Trail Length: 1.5 miles

Difficulty: Moderate descending, Strenuous ascending

Usage: Moderate to Heavy

Average Hiking Times: 1.0 hour descending, 2.0 hours ascending

Maps/Guides: - National Geographic/Trails Illustrated #784

USFS Joyce Kilmer Slickrock and Citico Creek Wilderness



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