Waterproof • Tear-Resistant • Topographic Map
most visited national park and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Great
Smoky Mountains National Park is both renowned for its diversity of
plant and animal life and rich in remnants of Southern Appalachian
mountain culture. National Geographic’s Trails Illustrated map of Cades
Coves and Elkmont, covers the western part of the park, from Sugarlands
Visitor Center area in the east to the western boundary of the park with
Chilhowee Mountain and Lake. Created in partnership with the National
Park Service and others for all kinds of outdoor enthusiasts seeking to
explore the area, the map combines unparalleled detail of the region,
essential area information and safety tips, including bear safety and
valuable contact information. The map features many key points of
interest as well, including Fontana Lake and Dam, Little Tennessee and
Tuckasegee Rivers Cable Mill Historic Area and Abrams Creek.
park map has clearly marked trails with mileages between intersections.
The map base includes contour lines and elevations for summits, passes
and many lakes. Listed are stream crossings, as well as backcountry
campsites and shelters along with their location, elevation and
capacity. The Appalachian National Scenic Trail, Mountains-to-Sea Trail
and Benton Mackaye Trail are all highlighted, providing a handy tool for
hikers. Some of the many recreation features include: visitor centers,
campgrounds, trail shelters, trailheads, boat ramps, scenic overlooks,
waterfalls, lookout towers, ski areas, interpretive trails and quiet
walkways. The Indian Lakes Scenic Byway is marked for those wishing to
explore the area by car.
Every Trails Illustrated map is
printed on "Backcountry Tough" waterproof, tear-resistant paper. A full
UTM grid is printed on the map to aid with GPS navigation.
features found on this map include: Cherokee National Forest, Clingmans
Dome, Fontana Lake, Great Smoky Mountains, Nantahala National Forest.
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