DISTANCE
5.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1,358 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

backpacking

birding

camping

hiking

horseback riding

nature trips

trail running

walking

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
26 days ago

Between Townsend and Cades Coves, I enjoyed the trail. Steady incline up but not bad. Would have never known about Campsite 18 had it not been for two other hikers who said it was a must see. The campsite was the highlight of the hike for me. Very close to the trailhead for the Schoolhouse Gap Trail if you want a two for one.