Turkeypen Ridge Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Located 4.7 miles from Townsend, Tennessee (TN)
4 Stars
8,430 Steps 1  (3.7 mi)

Elevation

The Turkeypen Ridge Trail has a maximum elevation of 2,182 ft (665 m), a minimum elevation of 1,798 ft (548 m), and an elevation range of 384 ft (117 m).

Metrics

[ A to B ] or [ B to A ]
Steps 1Length 2Min Ele 3Max Ele 4
8,4303.7 mi1,798 ft2,182 ft
[ A to B ]
Time 5Floors 6Gain 7Loss 8
2.1 hrs30.8370 ft393 ft
[ B to A ]
TimeFloorsGainLoss
2.0 hrs32.8393 ft370 ft

What is the length of the Turkeypen Ridge Trail?

The length of the trail is 3.7 mi (6.0 km) or 8,430 steps.

How long does it take to hike the Turkeypen Ridge Trail?

A person in good physical health can hike the trail in 2.1 hrs in the [ A to B ] direction, and in 2.0 hrs 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 Turkeypen 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

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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 Turkeypen Ridge trail map?

Yes, and they're free! The Turkeypen Ridge Trail is located on the Wear Cove and Thunderhead Mountain topo maps. Use the adjoining quadrangle legend to download the maps.

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.