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There are relatively many access points south of the Smokies but only a few inside the Park. Following is the complete list. (See maps and other info on the Hiker Resources page for a more thorough understanding of exact locations.)

At Mile:Location / Description
1.7Big Stamp Gap FS 42
5.9Three Forks
14.3Toccoa River
17.9Georgia Hwy 60, southern crossing
23.5Skeenah Gap
28.8Wilscot Gap (GA Hwy 60, northern crossing)
34.4Dial Rd.
36.3Shallowford Bridge
39.8Falls Branch Rd.
46.0Weaver Creek Rd.
48.6Georgia Hwy 515/US Hwy 76
52.6Boardtown Road
54.7Bushy Head Gap
67.2Dyer Gap
71.7Watson Gap
74.3Jacks River Trail (Dally Gap)
87.9FS 221 Road
91.3US Hwy 64
98.0Kimsey Highway, southern crossing
100.4McFarland Rd, FS 23
104.3White Oak Flats, FS 103, Lost Creek CG.
108.0Hwy 30 at Hiwassee River
109.6John Muir TH at Childers Creek Parking
112.6Big Bend Picnic Area
115.6Appalachia Powerhouse
119.6FS 228 at Coker Creek on Hiwassee R.
123.6Tennessee Hwy 68
124.7Buck Bald Road
128.3Unicoi Gap, TN/NC state line
134.6Sixmile Gap (Wauchisi Mt. access)
136.6Sandy Gap
145.9Bald River crossing (access fr Holly Flats)
150.8Tellico River Rd, FS 210
156.8FS 61B
160.0Mud Gap, Cherohala Skyway
163.0Beech Gap, Cherohala Skyway
175.8Farr Gap
182.7US 129 Bridge over Little Tennessee R.
187.8Deals Gap
191.4Twentymile Ranger Station
229.0Noland Creek Trail Jct, 'Road to Nowhere'
254.6US 441, Smokemont CG
269.3Straight Fork Rd.
287.6Davenport Gap

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