Rabbit Creek Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 8.0 miles from Townsend, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
17,512 Steps 1  (7.9 mi)


The Rabbit Creek Trail has a maximum elevation of 2,402 ft (732 m), a minimum elevation of 1,132 ft (345 m), and an elevation range of 1,270 ft (387 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
17,5127.9 mi1,132 ft2,402 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.9 hrs127.21,526 ft909 ft
[ B to A ]
3.8 hrs75.8909 ft1,526 ft

What is the length of the Rabbit Creek Trail?

The length of the trail is 7.9 mi (12.7 km) or 17,512 steps.

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

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 3.9 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 3.8 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 Rabbit 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

  1. Northwest Topo Map: Binfield, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Blockhouse, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Kinzel Springs, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Tallassee, TN
  5. Topo Map: Calderwood, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Cades Cove, TN
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Whiteoak Flats, TN
  8. South Topo Map: Tapoco, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Fontana Dam, NC

Is there a Rabbit Creek trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Rabbit Creek Trail is located on the Calderwood 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.