Miry Ridge TrailModerate

Jakes Gap / Elkmont, TN

Miry Ridge Trail

Distance (One Way)

5.0 miles

Elevation Gain

1,253 feet


Jakes Gap


Elkmont, TN

Trail Description Written by Caroline Sullivan

Miry Ridge Trail is a 5 mile connector trail between Jakes Gap at the end of Jakes Creek Trail and the junction with the Appalachian Trail. It's most often traversed as part of a larger loop hike.

At mile 1.2 from Jakes Gap (or 1.3 from Lynn Camp Prong) you will have the opportunity to climb up the rocky knob of Dripping Spring Mountain for some outstanding views of Mellinger Death Ridge and the surrounding mountains.

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Miry Ridge Trail Elevation Profile

Miry Ridge Trail Elevation Profile Tom Dunigan's Elevation Profiles

Trail Difficulty Scales Explained

Elevation Grade


Gentle Slope

Paul Petzoldt Scale






Shenandoah Scale


Moderately Strenuous




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