Forney Ridge Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 48.6 miles from Brevard, North Carolina (NC)
4 Stars
12,878 Steps 1  (5.6 mi)

Elevation

The Forney Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 6,230 ft (1,899 m), a minimum elevation of 3,957 ft (1,206 m), and an elevation range of 2,273 ft (693 m).

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
12,8785.6 mi3,957 ft6,230 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.5 hrs185.92,231 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
2.8 hrs0.00 ft2,231 ft

What is the length of the Forney Ridge Trail?

The length of the trail is 5.6 mi (9.0 km) or 12,878 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Forney Ridge Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 3.5 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 Forney Ridge 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: Wear Cove, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Gatlinburg, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Mount Le Conte, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Thunderhead Mountain, NC
  5. Topo Map: Silers Bald, NC
  6. East Topo Map: Clingmans Dome, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Tuskeegee, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Noland Creek, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Bryson City, NC

Is there a Forney Ridge trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Forney Ridge Trail is located on the Silers Bald and Clingmans Dome 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.