Little River Trail

EASY 59 reviews

Little River Trail is a 12.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

DISTANCE
12.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

fishing

fly fishing

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

old growth

no dogs

A nice wide flat road that narrows to a true trail as the crowds thin. Plenty of fishing opportunities avaialble up the trail. Backcountry campsites 21 and 24 are generally available year round by reservation.

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3 months ago

This is a great hike; hiked here twice. Saw a black bear and her cub. There is a slight elevation (it is hardly noticeable). Nice scenery.

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3 months ago

Loved this hike

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fly fishing
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camping
8 months ago

I hiked this trail on March 13th and camped at campsite 30. The actual distance from the trail head to campsite 30 is 6.8 miles. At campsite 24 begins three river crossings that you will get wet. The one just before campsite 30 you will definitely get wet. I can't speak for campsites 21 and 24. But campsite 30 is hard packed gravel and no place to hang a hammock as far as I could tell. You will definitely need a free standing tent if you choose to camp at this site. The actual trail was easy, with no views except of the river.

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