Chestnut Ridge

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When starting on the trail's western end in the Martha Sundquist State Forest, Chestnut Ridge treats you with designated and dispersed camping and a picturesque Gulf Fork Big Creek crossing. Six campsites in this area are numbered, and by the creek crossing, there is a rough but short loop with other dispersed camping opportunities. The road gains elevation in the Cherokee National Forest as you make your to Max Patch through a forest that is a little less dense than the surrounding area. Although the road is easy, rain could make the creek crossing impassable, so use caution. Suitable for any high-clearance vehicle.