Swallow Fork Trail
ElevationAscent: 2,210' 674 m
Descent: -15' -4 m
High: 5,172' 1,576 m
Low: 2,976' 907 m
GradeAvg Grade: 11% (6°)
Max Grade: 21% (12°)
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“A steep trail connecting Big Creek Trail to Mount Sterling Ridge Trail and Pretty Hollow Gap Trail.”— Max Willner
Following the Swallow Fork Trail, visitors will cover 4 miles where they will gradually move out of the forest and onto the Mt. Sterling Ridge.
At the end of the trail, visitors have the choice of heading South at the trailhead junction on Pretty Hollow Gap Trail, or East/West via the Mount Sterling Ridge Trail (which is also part of the Benton MacKaye Trail).
For more information on black bears, refer to this webpage.
Land Manager: NPS - Great Smoky Mountains National Park