Miry Ridge Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 10.7 miles from Townsend, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
11,575 Steps 1  (5.1 mi)


The Miry Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,072 ft (1,546 m), a minimum elevation of 4,117 ft (1,255 m), and an elevation range of 955 ft (291 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
11,5755.1 mi4,117 ft5,072 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
2.9 hrs93.61,123 ft253 ft
[ B to A ]
2.7 hrs21.1253 ft1,123 ft

What is the length of the Miry Ridge Trail?

The length of the trail is 5.1 mi (8.2 km) or 11,575 steps.

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

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 2.9 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.7 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 Miry 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: Wear Cove, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Gatlinburg, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Mount Le Conte, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Thunderhead Mountain, NC
  5. Topo Map: Silers Bald, NC
  6. East Topo Map: Clingmans Dome, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Tuskeegee, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Noland Creek, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Bryson City, NC

Is there a Miry Ridge trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Miry Ridge Trail is located on the Silers Bald 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.