Snake Den Ridge Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 14.3 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
12,848 Steps 1  (5.5 mi)


The Snake Den Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 5,807 ft (1,770 m), a minimum elevation of 2,477 ft (755 m), and an elevation range of 3,330 ft (1,015 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
12,8485.5 mi2,477 ft5,807 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
3.9 hrs275.63,307 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
2.8 hrs0.00 ft3,307 ft

What is the length of the Snake Den Ridge Trail?

The length of the trail is 5.5 mi (8.9 km) or 12,848 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Snake Den Ridge Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 3.9 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.8 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 Snake Den 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: Chestnut Hill, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Newport, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Neddy Mountain, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Jones Cove, TN
  5. Topo Map: Hartford, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Waterville, NC
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Mount Guyot, TN
  8. South Topo Map: Luftee Knob, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Cove Creek Gap, NC

Is there a Snake Den Ridge trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Snake Den Ridge Trail is located on the Hartford 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.