Flat Creek Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 34.3 miles from Brevard, North Carolina (NC)
4 Stars
5,992 Steps 1  (2.7 mi)

Elevation

The Flat Creek Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,407 ft (1,648 m), a minimum elevation of 4,793 ft (1,461 m), and an elevation range of 614 ft (187 m).

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
5,9922.7 mi4,793 ft5,407 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.5 hrs49.2590 ft200 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
1.3 hrs16.7200 ft590 ft

What is the length of the Flat Creek Trail?

The length of the trail is 2.7 mi (4.3 km) or 5,992 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Flat Creek Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.3 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 Flat Creek 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: Mount Guyot, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Cove Creek Gap, NC
  4. West Topo Map: Smokemont, NC
  5. Topo Map: Bunches Bald, NC
  6. East Topo Map: Dellwood, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Whittier, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Sylva North, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Hazelwood, NC

Is there a Flat Creek trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Flat Creek Trail is located on the Bunches Bald topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

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.