The Hughes Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,548 ft (1,691 m), a minimum elevation of 4,810 ft (1,466 m), and an elevation gain of 9,730 ft (2,966 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Hughes Ridge Trail while hiking in the [ A to B ] and [ B to A ] direction at a typical speed and is based on gross weight (which includes anything carried), the topography, trail length and trail conditions.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|10,975||4.8 mi||4,810 ft||5,548 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|2.7 hrs||3.1||9,730 ft||8,087 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|2.5 hrs||1.2||8,087 ft||9,730 ft|
The length of the Hughes Ridge Trail is 4.8 mi (7.8 km) or 10,975 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Hughes Ridge Trail in 2.7 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.5 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Hughes Ridge Trail topo maps and the adjoining quads to plan your hike. These are full-sheet, 7.5 Minute (1:24,000 scale) Great Smoky Mountains National Park topographic maps.
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