Mount Sterling Loop (via Low Gap, Big Creek, Swallow Fork)

HARD 6 reviews

Mount Sterling Loop (via Low Gap, Big Creek, Swallow Fork) is a 28.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Catons Grove, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

DISTANCE
28.5 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
8,116 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

backpacking

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

1 month ago

Very beautiful hiking. Intense but worth the work. Do yourself a favor, and only bring one package of Chana Masala. Double check the map, because when you’re tired, you go the wrong way... twice.

backpacking
4 months ago

It was a nice trail, went by myself and it took me about 4 days. It is definitely tough though, be prepared for steep inclines

backpacking
8 months ago

Awesome trail, great for multi night hike. Elevation gains are no joke though so make sure you're conditioned for the climbs!

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Extremely difficult hike. Was not as prepared as i should have been. The park wants you to only camp at designated camp grounds which arent very conducive to a multi day hike considering their locations. Very beautiful hike. My first backpacking trip and this pushed me to the limit.