Gatlinburg Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 2.1 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
3,036 Steps 1  (1.4 mi)


The Gatlinburg Trail has a maximum elevation of 1,516 ft (462 m), a minimum elevation of 1,391 ft (424 m), and an elevation range of 125 ft (38 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
3,0361.4 mi1,391 ft1,516 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
39 min7.691 ft157 ft
[ B to A ]
39 min13.1157 ft91 ft

What is the length of the Gatlinburg Trail?

The length of the trail is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) or 3,036 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Gatlinburg Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 39 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 39 min 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 Gatlinburg 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: Walden Creek, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Pigeon Forge, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Richardson Cove, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Wear Cove, TN
  5. Topo Map: Gatlinburg, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Mount Le Conte, TN
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Thunderhead Mountain, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Silers Bald, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Clingmans Dome, NC

Is there a Gatlinburg trail map?

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



  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.