Mount Sterling Ridge Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Located 33.3 miles from Asheville, North Carolina

4 Stars
12,518 Steps 1  (5.5 mi)

The Mount Sterling Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,682 ft (1,732 m), a minimum elevation of 5,144 ft (1,568 m), and an elevation gain of 10,090 ft (3,076 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.

Calories

The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Mount Sterling 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.

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
12,5185.5 mi5,144 ft5,682 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.1 hrs3.610,090 ft10,240 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
2.9 hrs2.310,240 ft10,090 ft

What is the length of the Mount Sterling Ridge Trail?

The length of the Mount Sterling Ridge Trail is 5.5 mi (8.9 km) or 12,518 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Mount Sterling Ridge Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the Mount Sterling Ridge Trail in 3.1 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.9 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Mount Sterling Ridge Trail Topo Maps

Download free Mount Sterling 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.

Adjoining 7.5 Minute Quadrangle Legend

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  1. Northwest Topo Map: Jones Cove, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Hartford, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Waterville, NC
  4. West Topo Map: Mount Guyot, TN
  5. Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC
  6. East Topo Map: Cove Creek Gap, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Smokemont, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Bunches Bald, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Dellwood, NC

Is there a Mount Sterling Ridge Trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Mount Sterling Ridge Trail is located on the Luftee Knob topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

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Local Weather Forecast

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Footnotes

  1. Steps is a unit of distance equal to the sum of stride lengths that vary with the terrain.
  2. Length is the distance of the trail between the two trailheads, measured on the trail.
  3. Min Ele is the minimum elevation on the trail.
  4. Max Ele is the maximum elevation on the trail.
  5. Time is the typical total time required to hike the trail.
  6. Floors is the sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain is the cumulative elevation gain.
  8. Loss is the cumulative elevation loss.

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