Caldwell Fork Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 33.1 miles from Asheville, North Carolina (NC)
4 Stars
12,887 Steps 1  (5.7 mi)

Elevation

The Caldwell Fork Trail has a maximum elevation of 4,124 ft (1,257 m), a minimum elevation of 2,789 ft (850 m), and an elevation range of 1,335 ft (407 m).

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
12,8875.7 mi2,789 ft4,124 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.3 hrs109.11,309 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
2.8 hrs0.00 ft1,309 ft

What is the length of the Caldwell Fork Trail?

The length of the trail is 5.7 mi (9.1 km) or 12,887 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Caldwell Fork Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 3.3 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.8 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Calories

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 Caldwell Fork 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

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  1. Northwest Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC
  2. North Topo Map: Cove Creek Gap, NC
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Fines Creek, NC
  4. West Topo Map: Bunches Bald, NC
  5. Topo Map: Dellwood, NC
  6. East Topo Map: Clyde, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Sylva North, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Hazelwood, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Waynesville, NC

Is there a Caldwell Fork trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Caldwell Fork Trail is located on the Dellwood and Bunches Bald topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

Discussion

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 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.