28 Jun Mingus Mill Creek Trail
The Great Smoky Mountains is full of beautiful, quiet, adventurous, and historic trails. One of the first trails I have done and my favorite is the Mingus Mill Creek Trail. It is besides the Mingus Mill and it is a 5.8 round-trip trailing hike. It follows various creeks and reaches an old cemetery. The walk is quiet and surrounded by beautiful trees and creeks. I have gone there two times and each trip has been a unique and unforgettable one. In my first trip I saw around 20 salamanders, on my second trip I saw around 10 and a juvenile Tufted Titmouse as a bonus. (Baeolophus bicolor). This has become my favorite hike, it gives me time to think and enjoy the little things in life. I will continue to walk this trail for the rest of the summer, bathing in the pleasure of nature.