Pretty Hollow Gap Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 34.0 miles from Asheville, North Carolina (NC)
4 Stars
11,370 Steps 1  (5.0 mi)


The Pretty Hollow Gap Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,230 ft (1,594 m), a minimum elevation of 2,900 ft (884 m), and an elevation range of 2,330 ft (710 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
11,3705.0 mi2,900 ft5,230 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.2 hrs191.22,294 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
2.3 hrs0.00 ft2,294 ft

What is the length of the Pretty Hollow Gap Trail?

The length of the trail is 5.0 mi (8.0 km) or 11,370 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Pretty Hollow Gap Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 3.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.3 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 Pretty Hollow 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: Hartford, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Waterville, NC
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Lemon Gap, NC
  4. West Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC
  5. Topo Map: Cove Creek Gap, NC
  6. East Topo Map: Fines Creek, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Bunches Bald, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Dellwood, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Clyde, NC

Is there a Pretty Hollow Gap trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Pretty Hollow Gap Trail is located on the Cove Creek Gap 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.