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Overnight hike: From the Graveyard and back again

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Yellowstone Prong

This 11-mile hike is a great way to challenge yourself if you’re up for a long day hike or a stunning overnight tour of the southeastern portion of Shining Rock Wilderness and the headwaters of Dark Prong and Yellowstone Prong, both superb examples of high elevation rivers.

Opting to make this an overnight is a great way to have the time to really enjoy the scenery without feeling the need to rush through areas that call for lingering.

Directional Sign
Flame Azaleas

In summer, there are an abundance of Flame Azaleas along Graveyard Ridge Trail.

Tenacious Tree

In the cool deep of the forest a twin tree clings tenaciously to a rock base.

Crossing Greasy Cove Prong

View looking upstream from the Dark Prong crossing.

Yellowstone Prong before intersecting with East Fork

This is the view looking South, upstream along Yellowstone Prong near Bridges Camp Gap.

Dragon Tree tail marker
Skinny Dip Falls
Mountains to Sea stone stairs
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