Trillium Gap Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 5.7 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
21,563 Steps 1  (9.3 mi)


The Trillium Gap Trail has a maximum elevation of 6,411 ft (1,954 m), a minimum elevation of 2,615 ft (797 m), and an elevation range of 3,796 ft (1,157 m).


[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
21,5639.3 mi2,615 ft6,411 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
6.2 hrs316.33,796 ft0 ft
[ B to A ]
5.0 hrs0.00 ft3,796 ft

What is the length of the Trillium Gap Trail?

The length of the trail is 9.3 mi (15.0 km) or 21,563 steps.

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

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 6.2 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 5.0 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 Trillium 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: Pigeon Forge, TN
  2. North Topo Map: Richardson Cove, TN
  3. Northeast Topo Map: Jones Cove, TN
  4. West Topo Map: Gatlinburg, TN
  5. Topo Map: Mount Le Conte, TN
  6. East Topo Map: Mount Guyot, TN
  7. Southwest Topo Map: Silers Bald, NC
  8. South Topo Map: Clingmans Dome, NC
  9. Southeast Topo Map: Smokemont, NC

Is there a Trillium Gap trail map?

Yes, and it's free! The Trillium Gap Trail is located on the Mount Le Conte 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.