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Chestnut Top Trail

HARD 24 reviews

Chestnut Top Trail is a 8.5 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, nature trips, and backpacking.

Distance: 8.5 miles Elevation Gain: 1,666 feet Route Type: Out & Back

backpacking

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river

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wild flowers

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2 months ago

The first 3/4 of a mile or so are the hard part but overall it is a nice walk in the woods. I use this trail every year as a filler hike when I need to make my daily mileage.

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over grown
3 months ago

Pretty good trail overall, some of it is wide and some of it is narrow. I only went to the top elevation spot 2106’ I think. While keeping my head up for bears I came veryyy close to stepping on a Copperhead snake, so don’t forget to look down. From the Little River entrance it’s pretty steep for the first 3/4 mile or so then is a pretty reasonable grade of incline from there. Good luck and stay safe!

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bugs
over grown
4 months ago

This is not a difficult trail although it’s a lot of uphill walking. The first mile is a bit overgrown, so watch out for poison ivy! It’s a hot hike in the summer, but you will find some breezes along the ridge line. The trailhead is very easy to get to and there are several portapotties at the parking lot. Bring your water shoes and enjoy little river at the hike’s end!

hiking
8 months ago

Great hike It’s a challenging hike as half was uphill and half downhill. Some parts of trail are narrow and close to the edge other parts a lot of large roots to walk over. A couple of fallen trees to cross over as well but it was a very enjoyable hike. Not a lot to see as you are mainly in the woods.

11 months ago

Did this one back in the summer. It’s listed as an out and back but with 2 vehicles it can be turned into a nice 7 mile day hike.

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Thu Nov 22 2018