Snake Den Ridge Trail is a 10.6 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cosby, Tennessee that features a river and is rated as difficult. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, birding, and horses and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

10.6 miles
3,490 feet
Out & Back



horseback riding

nature trips





wild flowers


bridge out


horseback riding
4 months ago

Beautiful trail but got almost to the top riding horseback and came to a large downed tree. Mountain Laurel blooms beautiful.

6 months ago

Great hike out of Cosby Campground. Steady climbing all the way up. My suunto ambit clocked it 5.62 from the parking area to the junction with the AT. I made a loop back to the campground using Maddron’s Bald and Gabe’s Mountain trails totaling 19.75 miles (including the walking through the campground). Long for a day hike, but a great walk and much less crowded than the hikes in the more popular areas of the park. Able to see Maddrons Bald, Albright Grove and Hen Wallow Falls.

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Camped at the Cosby campground and hiked to the A.T. . Pack weight was 50 pounds and planning to be on the A.T. For a week. This trail you Must have hiking poles. You must have ankle wraps. The entire trail requires you to concentrate on your footing. Since you change elevation the flora is a changing constantly. Consumed 3 liters of water.

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Good uphill hike. Lots of roots and rocks. Good exploring.

Monday, May 23, 2016

We traveled up to the AT marker and back for a day hike. Steep. It's a constant uphill experience with plenty of rocks, roots, and snails. Trail is narrow but clear and maintained. Props to the people carrying chainsaws up there! Great workout. One nice overlook and the creek with the bridge is nice. I definitely plan to do more trails around the Cosby campground.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Steep, narrow, rocky, up-hill all the way. Nice view about mid-way up. Impressive change of flora and climate along the way.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Friday, February 17, 2017