Gregory Bald Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,433' 742 m
Descent: -768' -234 m
High: 4,938' 1,505 m
Low: 2,779' 847 m
GradeAvg Grade: 8% (5°)
Max Grade: 23% (13°)
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“Great trail to see the flame azaleas in full bloom overlooking Cades Cove.”— Jeff McCord
If you're planning on completing this trail in a day, start early. Gregory's Bald will get crowded as people travel from all over to see the flame azaleas. The trail is rated strenuous as its been rutted out by horses which makes footing difficult, especially after rainy days.
It's well worth the trip, though, as there is plenty to see from the bald---animals, views, and of course the flame azaleas. Bring insect repellent, the mosquitos can be a tad overwhelming at times.
Lastly, mid to late June is the time to see the azaleas. The view is always great but the colors in June are outstanding!
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