Schoolhouse Gap Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 2.2 miles from Townsend, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
4,655 Steps 1  (2.1 mi)

Elevation

The Schoolhouse Gap Trail has a maximum elevation of 2,116 ft (645 m), a minimum elevation of 1,657 ft (505 m), and an elevation range of 459 ft (140 m).

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
4,6552.1 mi1,657 ft2,116 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
1.1 hrs44.2531 ft78 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
57 min6.578 ft531 ft

What is the length of the Schoolhouse Gap Trail?

The length of the trail is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) or 4,655 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Schoolhouse Gap Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 1.1 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 57 min 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 Schoolhouse 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

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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 Schoolhouse Gap trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Schoolhouse Gap 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.