Meigs Creek Trail

MODERATE 37 reviews

Meigs Creek Trail is a 6.8 mile out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and fishing and is best used from March until November.

DISTANCE
6.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1423 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

fishing

hiking

river

waterfall

muddy

no dogs

hiking
3 days ago

25 days ago

lovely walk

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

Fun & nice trail, moderately easy, nice but small water fall 1/2 way into the hike. Was a nice hike to add to the sinks cliff jumping.

2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

2 months ago

Loved this hike. The falls are beautiful. We ran into some heavy rain on our way back which only added to our fun day. At the end the kids enjoyed cliff jumping and swiming. We spent the entire day here, and am so happy we didn't have anything else to do to pull us away.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little trail. Lots of creek crossings. About 1.8 - 2.0 miles in is a beautiful cascade with nobody around. Well worth the hike.

3 months ago

I didn't care for this one too much. I made through about 8 stream crossings before I turned around. Lots of downed trees that had been cleared and overgrown areas as well. I did make it past the huge birch tree though. I wouldn't do it again.

backpacking
4 months ago

5 months ago

backpacking
5 months ago

Moderate in difficulty. Stream crossings are numerous, keeping it interesting. Lots of downed trees across the trail near the 2.8 mile mark on April 24. Crossings can be a challenging after rain. Have fun.

7 months ago

Awesome hike for getting back into shape!!

hiking
7 months ago

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

If you are looking for a nice, moderate half-day hike, this is your place. We had no issues with parking at"The Sinks" which is the trailhead but I can imagine parking could be an issue during heavy season. The trail will challenge you in the first mile if you keep a quick pace...great heart rate work. Then top out over the Meggs Creek ravine itself. Downhill until you hit the creek. About 1.5 miles to the major falls, maybe a bit more. Multiple creek crossings and water was high and as it was cold weather we were challenges to hop rock to rock or tree to stay dry. Made it really a fun hike. I can imagine this is a great hot weather hike as the trail follows close by the creek after that first mile.

hiking
11 months ago