Albright Grove - Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Albright Grove is an excellent example of an old-growth cove hardwood forest. The grove contains some of the oldest and tallest trees in the park. Unfortunately it is almost a three-mile hike to get to it. Long, but so worth it! Follow the Maddon Bald trail uphill on a gravel road that goes through a second growth fores until you reach the 0.7 mi Albright Grove Loop. Huge eastern hemlock and tulip poplars dominate this protected grove. Hikers will also find buckeye, yellow birch, Fraser magnolias, silverbells, basswood, beeches and sugar maples.