Gabes Mountain Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 12.6 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
16,170 Steps 1  (7.0 mi)


The Gabes Mountain Trail has a maximum elevation of 3,409 ft (1,039 m), a minimum elevation of 2,323 ft (708 m), and an elevation range of 1,086 ft (331 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
16,1707.0 mi2,323 ft3,409 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
4.2 hrs84.21,011 ft1,024 ft
[ B to A ]
4.1 hrs85.31,024 ft1,011 ft

What is the length of the Gabes Mountain Trail?

The length of the trail is 7.0 mi (11.3 km) or 16,170 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Gabes Mountain Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 4.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.1 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.


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 Gabes Mountain 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

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Chestnut Hill, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Newport, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Neddy Mountain, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Jones Cove, TN
  5. Topo Map: Hartford, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Waterville, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mount Guyot, TN
  8. South Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Cove Creek Gap, NC

Is there a Gabes Mountain trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Gabes Mountain Trail is located on the Hartford and Jones Cove topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.



  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.