Length: 5.0 miles
This moderate lowland trail gains only 900 feet in over 5 miles. The trail follows old roads with only one notable climb over the small ridge that separates the two Cataloochees. There are plenty of water sources and several old home sites where only rock foundations or chimneys remain. A restored church in Little Cataloochee has an interesting cemetery on the ridge slope below. This church is still used for occasional services and family reunions.
Directions: The little cataloochee trailheads are at Palmer Creek, about 1 mile from the end of the paved section of Cataloochee Road at the Cataloochee Horse Camp, and at a signed gate along the gravel Cataloochee-Big Creek Road