Meigs Creek Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 5.9 miles from Townsend, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
7,990 Steps 1  (3.5 mi)

Elevation

The Meigs Creek Trail has a maximum elevation of 2,510 ft (765 m), a minimum elevation of 1,627 ft (496 m), and an elevation range of 883 ft (269 m).

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
7,9903.5 mi1,627 ft2,510 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
2.0 hrs79.6955 ft125 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
1.7 hrs10.4125 ft955 ft

What is the length of the Meigs Creek Trail?

The length of the trail is 3.5 mi (5.7 km) or 7,990 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Meigs Creek Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 2.0 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 1.7 hrs in the [ B to A ] direction.

Calories

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 Meigs Creek 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

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  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 Meigs Creek trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Meigs Creek Trail is located on the Wear Cove topo map. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the map.

Discussion

Footnotes

  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.