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Stone Pile Gap Trail

Easy/Intermediate

Trail

0.9 mile 1.4 kilometer point to point
75% Runnable
Easy/Intermediate

Elevation

Ascent: 2' 1 m
Descent: -457' -139 m
High: 2,440' 744 m
Low: 1,983' 604 m

Grade

Avg Grade: 10% (6°)
Max Grade: 22% (13°)

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Trail shared by David Hitchcock

This trail connects Thomas Divide Trail and Indian Creek Trail.

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Features River/Creek · Wildflowers

Closed when the entrance to Deep Creek Ranger station/Campground is closed. Smokies road information can be found at twitter.com/smokiesroadsnps or by calling (865) 436-1200 and dialing extension 2, 2.

Description

The trailhead is located 1.1 miles from the start of the Thomas Divide Trail on the Galbraith Creek Road. The trail loses 500 feet of elevation in just 0.9 miles, so get ready for a lot of running downhill, or climbing if you come from Indian Creek Trail.

The trail starts to descend from the Thomas Divide Trail and crosses a shallow creek via a rock hop. Then the trail descends through a stream bed that can be slippery. When the trail arrives at Indian Creek, a 25 foot log allows the trail to cross the creek with relative ease. The trail finally levels out for the last 0.1 mile as it approaches the Indian Creek Trail.

A left turn onto Indian Creek Trail brings you to Deep Creek Campground in 1.2 miles. If you turn right, you can run along Indian Creek Trail toward Campsite #46.

More information on this trail and others can be found in Hiking Trails of the Smokies.

Flora & Fauna

Flowering dogwoods and mountain laurel can be found along the trail.

Several varieties of wildflowers can be found in the cool coves along this trail.

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