Meigs Mountain Miry Ridge Trail to Buckhorn Gap

MODERATE 4 reviews

Meigs Mountain Miry Ridge Trail to Buckhorn Gap is a 13.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, TN that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October. Horses are also able to use this trail.

13.4 miles 2296 feet Out & Back

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

backpacking
1 month ago

Connected from Lynn Camp Prong commimg from Tremont so was all downhill back to Elkmont. Nice trail in the fall. Some OK views and a bit of view from Dripping Springs Mtn.

hiking
1 year ago

Whoo, what a hot day. Prepare for a workout. Seems as if you hike uphill both ways! After climbing up the mountain, you come to a ridge, where you can see out to other mountains through the trees. In another mile or so is a waterfall. In June there were many wildflowers, now the forest is FILLED with mushrooms of all varieties, very cool. Plenty of river crossings, so be careful in flood conditions. Found lots of evidence of bears in the area, but didn't actually see one. The beginning of this trail is at 'The Sinks,' a popular swimming hole near Cades Cove, nice to cool off in afterwards. Overall, not much scenery on the trail as far as views of other mountains, but still a fun time.

2 years ago

hiking
5 years ago

I hiked the Meigs Mountain Trail as part of a four-day backpacking trip. I connected at the junction with Jakes Creek, and hiked the trail to the junction with Lumber Ridge. Overall, I would say that although this trail didn't really offer much in terms of scenery, it seemed to be a very quiet alternative to more popular trails. A few miles from Jakes Creek Trail, there is an interesting mountain cemetery which may be worth a look. Since this was an old lumber trail in the early 20th century, you may also spot old stone walls and rusted equipment.

Another note: if you are looking for bears, this trail seems to be in an area highly-populated with them. I spotted three during my own hike.