Twentymile Loop Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina

Elevation Gain1,489ft
Trailhead Elevation2,365ft
Elevation Min/Max1845/2552ft
Elevation Start/End2365/2365ft

Twentymile Loop Trail

Twentymile Loop Trail is a hiking trail in Swain County, North Carolina. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 2.8 miles long and begins at 2,365 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 5.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,489 feet. The trail ends near the Proctor Field Gap saddle. This trail connects with the following: Long Hungry Ridge Trail, Wolf Ridge Trail and Twentymile Trail.

Twentymile Loop Trail Professional Reviews and Guides

"Although the Twentymile area is one of the more remote sections of the park, it
receives a surprising amount of use. Expect some company on a weekend hike or any
day during the busy seasons of summer and autumn. The park has installed
foot logs at the six crossings of Moore Springs
Branch and at the Twentymile Creek crossing.
As with most foot logs in the park, these foot
logs could still wash away in flood conditions,
and without them, you’ll have to wade."

"This streamside loop hike never gets too far from the sound of falling water, one of the key ingredients of Smokies ambiance. This is one of the most rewarding out-of-theway trips in the park.

The hike travels along Twentymile Creek then veers left on Wolf Ridge Trail, with Moore Spring Branch, a fine trout stream, as your noisy companion. Turn east on Twentymile Loop Trail to hike into deep woods, over Long Hungry Ridge, and down to Twentymile Trail. Follow Twentymile Creek as it cascades down toward Cheoah Lake."

Twentymile Loop Trail Reviews

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This is a very scenic hike. The route description is very accurate. The hike to the firetower is beautiful only to be eclipsed by the view from the top of the firetower. This is a must hike.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Sep 2018