The Fork Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,958 ft (1,816 m), a minimum elevation of 3,159 ft (963 m), and an elevation gain of 16,017 ft (4,882 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.
The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Fork 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.
|[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]|
|Steps 1||Length 2||Min Ele 3||Max Ele 4|
|11,876||5.2 mi||3,159 ft||5,958 ft|
|[ A to B ]|
|Time 5||Floors 6||Gain 7||Loss 8|
|3.5 hrs||2.4||16,017 ft||7,144 ft|
|[ B to A ]|
|2.4 hrs||0.9||7,144 ft||16,017 ft|
The length of the Fork Ridge Trail is 5.2 mi (8.4 km) or 11,876 steps.
A person in good physical health can hike the Fork Ridge Trail in 3.5 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.
Download free Fork 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. Do you want full-sheet outdoor recreation JPEG Topo Maps?
Yes, and it's free! The Fork Ridge Trail is located on the Clingmans Dome topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.
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