Blanket Mountain Trail
and Miry Ridge Trail

Picture of view with clouds in the valleys

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Date Hiked: 5/20/91

Length: 8.3 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 4

Scenery: 2

Blaze: none

Main Features: view from boulders near top of Blanket Mountain

Animals: deer, snails

Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Enter the Great Smoky Mountains National Park southwest of Gatlinburg and turn right on Little River Road. Turn left onto the road to Elkmont Campground. Before entering the campground, turn left on Jake's Creek Road. Drive 0.6 miles and bear right at the fork. Drive 0.5 miles to the parking area on the right. Walk straight ahead to the trailhead at the gate.

Approximate Altitude Changes
Ascend 2,250 feet to the top of Blanket Mountain

0.0 parking
0.3 Cucumber Gap Trail goes right
0.4 Miegs Mt. Trail goes right
0.9 water runs down big rock on left
1.1 scenic waterfalls on right
rock-hopping stream crossing
1.6 step across three small drainage streams with small waterfall on right
waterfall on right
1.8 wet area in trail
rock-hopping stream crossing
1.9 left switchback
2.0 cave under boulder on right
2.1 stream flows across rocky area in trail
2.2 stream flows across rocky area in trail
2.5 backcountry campsite number 27 on left
3.1 trail gets steeper and narrower
3.2 turn right on Miry Ridge Trail
3.7 trail goes between large boulders
4.0 boulders on left of trail offer beautiful view
4.1 top of mountain


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