Jakes Creek Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Distance3.6mi
Elevation Gain1,914ft
Trailhead Elevation2,211ft
Top4,059ft
Elevation Min/Max2211/4059ft
Elevation Start/End2211/2211ft

Jakes Creek Trail

Jakes Creek Trail is a hiking and horse trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 3.6 miles long and begins at 2,211 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 7.2 miles with a total elevation gain of 1,914 feet. Near the trailhead there is parking. This trail connects with the following: Panther Creek Trail, Meigs Mountain Trail, Cucumber Gap Trail, Avent Cabin Access and Miry Ridge Trail.

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Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Falcon Guides)
Kevin Adams
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"With picturesque streams, views, wildflowers, a scenic waterfall, and some fun ridge walking, this hike makes a good option for those looking for a long day hike or an easy overnighter. Another plus is that it isn’t very crowded, although you probably won’t have the entire hike to yourself except in the dead of winter. Walk up the gravel road past the gate on Jakes Creek Trail. Climb fairly steeply to the junction with Cucumber Gap Trail, cutting sharply back to the left (east). Continue straight ahead on Jakes Creek Trail, following an old logging grade. Descend slightly a few hundred feet to the junction with Meigs Mountain Trail on the right. Stay on Jakes Creek Trail and hike through a characteristic second-growth yellow poplar (tulip tree) forest while making a steady ascent on a wide parallel of Jakes Creek."

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Trail Information

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Nearby City
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Parks
Wildflowers, Waterfalls
Features
Gatlinburg, Silers Bald, and Thunderhead Mountain USGS quads; Trails Illustrated #229 Great Smoky Mountains; Trails Illustrated #316 Cades Cove Elkmont
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