Little Brier Gap Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 7.4 miles from Townsend, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
3,270 Steps 1  (1.5 mi)


The Little Brier Gap Trail has a maximum elevation of 2,254 ft (687 m), a minimum elevation of 1,877 ft (572 m), and an elevation range of 377 ft (115 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
3,2701.5 mi1,877 ft2,254 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
49 min29.2351 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
41 min0.00 ft351 ft

What is the length of the Little Brier Gap Trail?

The length of the trail is 1.5 mi (2.3 km) or 3,270 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Little Brier Gap Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 49 min in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 41 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 Little Brier Gap 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: Wildwood, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Walden Creek, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Pigeon Forge, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Kinzel Springs, TN
  5. Topo Map: Wear Cove, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Gatlinburg, TN
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Cades Cove, TN
  8. South Topo Map: Thunderhead Mountain, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Silers Bald, NC

Is there a Little Brier Gap trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Little Brier Gap Trail is located on the Wear Cove 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.