Gregory Bald Trail
and Wolf Ridge Trail

Picture of a white-tailed deer grazing at Sheep Pen Gap

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Date Hiked: 5/21/91

Length: 9.6 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 4

Scenery: 3

Blaze: none

Main Features: views

Animals: deer, timber rattlesnake

Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee

Take the Parsons Branch Road from the south side of Cades Cove. After 3 or 4 miles park in the parking lot on the right (the trail is on the left).

Approximate Altitude Changes
Ascend 2,200 feet

0.0 parking
0.5 step across small stream
step across small stream
1.2 begin hearing stream on right
1.5 begin following narrow ridge
small clearing here with partial views and breeze
switch to right side of ridge
1.7 stream crosses trail
2.5 partial views on right
2.8 step across stream
2.9 boulders on left
3.0 step across stream
3.1 big logs good for sitting
3.4 cross small stream
3.6 log on right good for sitting beside stream
step across two small streams
backwoods campsite number 13 at Sheep Pen Gap
turn left on Gregory Bald Trail (east)
4.1 Gregory Bald
backtrack to Sheep Pen Gap
4.7 turn left at Sheep Pen Gap on Wolf Ridge Trail
5.3 Parson Bald
5.9 turn left on Gregory Bald Trail at Sheep Pen Gap
9.6 car


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