Bote Mountain Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 7.7 miles from Townsend, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
16,417 Steps 1  (7.2 mi)


The Bote Mountain Trail has a maximum elevation of 4,928 ft (1,502 m), a minimum elevation of 1,680 ft (512 m), and an elevation range of 3,248 ft (990 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
16,4177.2 mi1,680 ft4,928 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.5 hrs270.43,245 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
3.4 hrs0.00 ft3,245 ft

What is the length of the Bote Mountain Trail?

The length of the trail is 7.2 mi (11.6 km) or 16,417 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Bote Mountain Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 4.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


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

Topo Maps

Download the free Bote Mountain Trail topo map 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Wildwood, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Walden Creek, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Pigeon Forge, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Kinzel Springs, TN
  5. Topo Map: Wear Cove, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Gatlinburg, TN
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Cades Cove, TN
  8. South Topo Map: Thunderhead Mountain, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Silers Bald, NC

Is there a Bote Mountain trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Bote Mountain Trail is located on the Wear Cove and Thunderhead Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.



  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 gain divided by twelve, the height of one floor.
  7. Gain (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.