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    Default 3 Day hike near Asheville, AT Loop

    There is a spot on the AT where it nearly loops back on itself near Asheville. I hiked it 7 yrs ago and may again if I can find info. Anyone know what I am asking about

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    Here's the interactive map if you wanna study it a while. There's a lot of places where the trail twists and turns. And Asheville is far enough from the trail that it doesn't really help you zero in on an area.

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    [QUOTE=mulligan54;2299333]There is a spot on the AT where it nearly loops back on itself near Asheville. I hiked it 7 yrs ago and may again if I can find info. Anyone know what I am asking about
    Not that close to Asheville, but the description matches the Standing Indian area west of Franklin, NC. The AT makes an 180 loop around a basin, and with numerous side trails there are opportunities for loop hikes lasting one to several days.
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    M to S Trail is near Asheville, but not the AT. But the Standing Indian loop near Franklin is great.

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    The Kimsey Creek Trail makes a nice loop with the AT near Franklin, or a great shortcut for the non-purist.
    Hot water, hot ramen, burning alcohol, all in my lap

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    Closer to Asheville, I walked north from Davenport Gap on the AT and looped back on a side trail to the west followed by a long road walk. I remember seeing possible campsites along the road before it lost much elevation. Sorry I do not remember more details.
    Hot water, hot ramen, burning alcohol, all in my lap

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