Lead Cove TrailModerate

Laurel Creek Rd / Townsend, TN

Moderate
Lead Cove Trail

Distance (One Way)

1.8 miles

Elevation Gain

1,168 feet

Trailhead

Laurel Creek Rd

Location

Townsend, TN

Trail Description

Lead Cove Trail is a fairly easy 1.8 mile trail that is most often hiked as a route to reach Rocky Top on Thunderhead Mountain. You will find the trailhead about a mile from the entrance to Cades Cove, near Turkeypen Ridge and Finley Cane trails.

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#thunderhead mountain
#moderate
#townsend tn

Lead Cove Trail Elevation Profile

Lead Cove Trail Elevation Profile Tom Dunigan's Elevation Profiles

Trail Difficulty Scales Explained

Elevation Grade

12%

Very Steep

Paul Petzoldt Scale

4.1

Easy

5

10

15

Shenandoah Scale

65

Moderate

50

100

150

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