Gregory Bald Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 12.0 miles from Townsend, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
16,916 Steps 1  (7.5 mi)


The Gregory Bald Trail has a maximum elevation of 4,970 ft (1,515 m), a minimum elevation of 2,802 ft (854 m), and an elevation range of 2,168 ft (661 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
16,9167.5 mi2,802 ft4,970 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.7 hrs45.4545 ft2,169 ft
[ B to A ]
4.3 hrs180.82,169 ft545 ft

What is the length of the Gregory Bald Trail?

The length of the trail is 7.5 mi (12.0 km) or 16,916 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Gregory Bald Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 3.7 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.3 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 Gregory Bald 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: Blockhouse, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Kinzel Springs, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Wear Cove, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Calderwood, TN
  5. Topo Map: Cades Cove, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Thunderhead Mountain, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Tapoco, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Fontana Dam, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Tuskeegee, NC

Is there a Gregory Bald trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Gregory Bald Trail is located on the Cades Cove and Calderwood 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.