Summary: Your hike will actually begin on Jakes Creek Trail for .3 mi to the junction of Cucumber Gap.Take Cucumber Gap for 2.3 mi until you reach Little River Trail, turn right.1.7 mi you will come to Camp 24, continue for another 1.7 mi the Little River Trail will end.You will have to rock crop or wade this prong which is your water source.Day 2 you will back track the Little River Trail at 1.7 Rough Creek Trail is on the right, this will start a small ascent to Sugarland Mtn Trail. 2.8 mi your trail ends turn right onto Sugarland Mtn Trail.If you hike this trail in the winter you will have plenty of views but in the summer due to foliage there is just one spot for mountain range view.Rock steps leading to a flat boulder will provide a great lunch spot.About another mile you'll come to Camp 21, a very unique site for another trip.4.2 mi the Huskey Gap Trail intersects turn left to Little
River Trail. Turn right and follow trail for 2.3 mi to the trailhead.
Trailhead: Preferred route: I-40 (Knoxville) to 140 East to 129 South follow signs to 411N/321N then continue on 321N to 73 East and you will enter the GSMNP. Turn left on Little River Road then right to Elkmont Campground.
If backpacking stop at the rangers station to fill out backcountry permit(no reservations are required). Park at the Little River Trailhead.
You will begin your hike by passing this trailhead to Jakes Creek Trail which is up the road to the left of the Elkmont Cabins.
I-40 East (Sevierville) exit #407 Hwy 66 to 441 South through Gatlinburg into the GSMNP entrance then right (Sugarlands Visitor Center) on Little River Road then left to Elkmont Campground.
Trail Guides for Little River Trail/Campsite 30:
Day & Overnight hikes in GSMNP
by Johhny Malloy (Menasha Ridge Press)
Best Seasons: Year-Round
User Groups: Hikers,
Ranger Contact: GSMNP 865-436-1200
Localhikes Reporter: This hike was submitted by Bobby Trotter, who has posted 74 other hikes on this site
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Reviewed by tracekins on 6/9/2009
very easy,broad trail with the outstanding little river next to you the whole way.lots of bear activity,campsite 24 is often closed due to aggressive bear activity.campsite 30 is a better choice but has a difficult stream crossing immediately before.
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