Yankee Paradise Trail
Distance - 1.8 mi.
Yankee Paradise is a must-hike for any wilderness backpacker. The southern entrance of Yankee Paradise is an excellent starting spot for hikers looking to travel north from Hickory Hill to experience numerous other trails and backcountry campsites. This trail travels north to south and is one of the few trails that has a water source on it. This water is non-potable, so it must be treated before drinking. It can be found 0.25 miles south of Yankee Paradise Campground. This trail is somewhat a continuation of Parallel Trail, helping hikers stay off the Main Road. The southern trailhead of Tar Kiln Trail is located .1 miles east of Yankee Paradise Campground; the southern trailhead of Lost Trail is just .5 miles west of Yankee Paradise Campground. Both are excellent choices to continue exploring northbound.