Maddron Bald Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 13.9 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
17,723 Steps 1  (7.7 mi)


The Maddron Bald Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,440 ft (1,658 m), a minimum elevation of 1,906 ft (581 m), and an elevation range of 3,534 ft (1,077 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
17,7237.7 mi1,906 ft5,440 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
5.0 hrs294.53,534 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
4.0 hrs0.00 ft3,534 ft

What is the length of the Maddron Bald Trail?

The length of the trail is 7.7 mi (12.3 km) or 17,723 steps.

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

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 5.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 4.0 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 Maddron 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: Shady Grove, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Chestnut Hill, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Newport, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Richardson Cove, TN
  5. Topo Map: Jones Cove, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Hartford, TN
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mount Le Conte, TN
  8. South Topo Map: Mount Guyot, TN
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC

Is there a Maddron Bald trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Maddron Bald Trail is located on the Jones Cove and Luftee Knob 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.