Schoolhouse Gap Trail

MODERATE 36 reviews

Schoolhouse Gap Trail is a 4.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, trail running, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
4.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
597 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

hiking

trail running

horseback riding

views

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

This is a perfect trail for a nice walk in the woods. Very Kid friendly and fun to go in the creek.

5 months ago

horseback riding
5 months ago

hiking
6 months ago

7 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

This trail is a nice walk thru the mountains. This is a great walk for families with toddlers/young children. There is nothing spectacular about the trail but it is pleasant and easy to navigate. The vegetation is very pretty and the presence of bears is everywhere.

hiking
11 months ago

hiking
11 months ago

Was a relatively easy hike with almost nothing at the end. Best part was when we arrived and got out of the car, a buck approached the parking lot and I was able to snap a few photos.

Friday, December 09, 2016

Monday, December 05, 2016

hiking
Monday, November 07, 2016

This was a great trail for a mid-afternoon hike. The views were somewhat blocked by foliage. But it was very peaceful.

hiking
Friday, November 04, 2016

Easy hike to park boundary with some nice views, though as another commenter said, winter would allow larger vistas. The Whiteoak Sink area is currently posted as off-limits for hikers to reduce bat habitat disturbance and I suppose an attempt to limit the spread of bat white-nose syndrome. See this link: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/news/wns-whiteoak-sink-closure.htm, though apparently the trail closure has been extended beyond the original March 2016 to include this fall and winter.

Monday, October 17, 2016

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Hiked this trail October 9, 2016. Nice trail - I think it would be a better winter hike so you can see the views without trees in the way.

hiking
Wednesday, August 17, 2016

This trail was great for hiking with a preschooler and a toddler. They loved walking down to the water to watch it flow and throw pebbles in to see a splash. There were plenty of opportunities to see fish, dragonflies, butterflies and flowers.

Tuesday, June 07, 2016

School House Gap is a relatively easy hike. Shared with horseback riding.