Hyatt Ridge Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Located 38.8 miles from Asheville, North Carolina (NC)

4 Stars
10,793 Steps 1  (4.7 mi)

The Hyatt Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,180 ft (1,579 m), a minimum elevation of 2,986 ft (910 m), and an elevation gain of 9,914 ft (3,022 m) in the [ A to B ] direction.


The following chart shows the total calories that you may expend on the Hyatt 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 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
10,7934.7 mi2,986 ft5,180 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.0 hrs4.89,914 ft5,993 ft
[ B to A ]
2.4 hrs1.15,993 ft9,914 ft

What is the length of the Hyatt Ridge Trail?

The length of the Hyatt Ridge Trail is 4.7 mi (7.5 km) or 10,793 steps.

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

A person in good physical health can hike the Hyatt Ridge Trail in 3.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.4 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Hyatt Ridge Trail Topo Maps

Download free Hyatt 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?

Adjoining 7.5' Quadrangle Legend

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Mount Guyot, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Cove Creek Gap, NC
  4. West Topo Map: Smokemont, NC
  5. Topo Map: Bunches Bald, NC
  6. East Topo Map: Dellwood, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Whittier, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Sylva North, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Hazelwood, NC

Is there a Hyatt Ridge Trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Hyatt Ridge Trail is located on the Bunches Bald and Luftee Knob topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

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  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 sum of distance on the trail where angles to the horizontal is between 30 and 50 degrees (the angle of a stairway) divided by ten, 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.

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