Long Hungry Ridge Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 66.3 miles from Brevard, North Carolina (NC)
4 Stars
10,488 Steps 1  (4.6 mi)


The Long Hungry Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 4,652 ft (1,418 m), a minimum elevation of 2,385 ft (727 m), and an elevation range of 2,267 ft (691 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
10,4884.6 mi2,385 ft4,652 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.0 hrs181.82,182 ft30 ft
[ B to A ]
2.2 hrs2.530 ft2,182 ft

What is the length of the Long Hungry Ridge Trail?

The length of the trail is 4.6 mi (7.4 km) or 10,488 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Long Hungry Ridge Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 3.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.2 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 Long Hungry Ridge 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: Calderwood, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Cades Cove, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Thunderhead Mountain, NC
  4. West Topo Map: Tapoco, NC
  5. Topo Map: Fontana Dam, NC
  6. East Topo Map: Tuskeegee, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Santeetlah Creek, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Robbinsville, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Hewitt, NC

Is there a Long Hungry Ridge trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Long Hungry Ridge Trail is located on the Fontana Dam and Cades 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.