DISTANCE
10.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,978 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

snow

no dogs

hiking
3 months ago

We did Chestnut Top to Schoolhouse Gap and it was absolutely beautiful. Wildflowers everywhere and beautiful mountain views in the Spring as you hike the ridge. We saw a deer and fresh beer poop (but no bears). We are moderate hikers and the way up was a tough hike and 8.6 miles roundtrip.
Beautiful hike for not having a waterfall. Beautiful mountain views of Townsend and the Smokies.