Chestnut Top TrailModerate

Chestnut Top Trail

Distance (One Way)

4.3 miles

Elevation Gain

1,486 feet

Trailhead

Townsend Wye

Location

Townsend, TN

Trail Description

Chestnut Top Trail is a moderately trafficked 4.3 mile hike one way that begins at the Townsend Wye and intersects with Schoolhouse Gap Trail on the northwest edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a very popular wildflower trail in April and May.

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Chestnut Top Trail Elevation Profile

Chestnut Top Trail Elevation Profile Tom Dunigan's Elevation Profiles

Trail Difficulty Scales Explained

Elevation Grade

7%

Gentle Slope

Paul Petzoldt Scale

7.3

Moderate

5

10

15

Shenandoah Scale

113

Moderately Strenuous

50

100

150

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