Dry Sluice Gap Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Located 42.5 miles from Brevard, North Carolina (NC)

4 Stars
10,189 Steps 1  (4.4 mi)

The Dry Sluice Gap Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,640 ft (1,719 m), a minimum elevation of 3,117 ft (950 m), and an elevation gain of 4,632 ft (1,412 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Dry Sluice Gap 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 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
10,1894.4 mi3,117 ft5,640 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
2.2 hrs1.14,632 ft10,027 ft
[ B to A ]
3.0 hrs7.110,027 ft4,632 ft

What is the length of the Dry Sluice Gap Trail?

The length of the Dry Sluice Gap Trail is 4.4 mi (7.1 km) or 10,189 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Dry Sluice Gap Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the Dry Sluice Gap Trail in 2.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.0 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Dry Sluice Gap Trail Topo Maps

Download free Dry Sluice Gap 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Richardson Cove, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Jones Cove, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Hartford, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Mount Le Conte, TN
  5. Topo Map: Mount Guyot, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Clingmans Dome, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Smokemont, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Bunches Bald, NC

Is there a Dry Sluice Gap Trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Dry Sluice Gap Trail is located on the Mount Guyot and Smokemont topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

Local Weather Forecast

Check the weather forecast; this weather forecast covers the Dry Sluice Gap Trail in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, provided by the National Weather Service. (weather.gov)

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  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 (cumulative elevation gain) is the sum of every gain in elevation.
  8. Loss (cumulative elevation loss) is the sum of every loss in elevation.

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