This is a warning to all hikers that are hiking The Meigs Creek Trail and The Meigs Mountain trail at The Sinks . I was hiking these trails yesterday when i was coming back down Meigs Creeks Trail when i come upon a bear right at one of the creek crossings . I believe both was surprised needless to say he ran back up the mountain and I continued on hiking back to the sinks. Just wanted to make all hikers aware that bears were active on these trails .
Meigs Creek Trail
About 3.5 miles from the Sinks to a four way intersection with Lumber Ridge Trail, Meigs Mountain Trail, and an unmarked Spruce Flats Falls Trail at Buckhorn Gap
Location: Great Smoky Mts National Park, TN
Map: USGS Wear Cove quad b
Trailhead: UTM NAD83 z17 259029e 3950521n 1557’
Access: From Townsend, take TN-73 southeast about 3.5 miles into Great Smoky Mts National Park, and take the first right after you enter the park on Little River Rd, heading towards Gatlinburg. Head east 6 miles to the Sinks. Trailhead is located behind the Sinks.
Trail: 3.2 miles, 848’ gain to junction with Lumber Ridge Tr
Dogs: Not allowed