Jakes' Creek Trail

#42 of 182 trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Jakes' Creek Trail is a 6.6 mile out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for camping, fly fishing, hiking & nature trips and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.

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Michael Hall (764)

29 Completed30 Reviews

Alan Bourne (85116)

602 Completed601 Reviews

Nice hike. It was difficult in places but it was also rewarding. We saw a bear, some deer, and wild flowers.

Linda B. (285)

We began on Jake's Creek Trail, then made a loop with Cucumber Gap Trail and Little River Trail. Turned out to be my favorite hike of the week...perfect walk to end a great hiking vacation!

Eric Cutlip (707)

22 Completed23 Reviews

We did the 3.7 miles to Jakes Gap, then back down to Cucumber Gap and the Little River Loop. We saw only one sign of horses and one sign of a bear. Once leaving the main creek there was a couple of tricky water crossings but the level was low enough we didn't get wet. The trail along Little River was an easy way to end the hike. The history of Elkmont and the old cabins were very interesting. Eric and Karen

Diane M. (187)

nice walk along old road. small waterfall that is pretty. walking thru old lumber town of Elkmont is interesting with old cabins-ghost town feel to it. You pass the Cucumber Gap trail sign & go about a quarter mile & look to the right of Jake's creek trail, you will see wooden steps. A path goes down from there to the Mayna Avent cabin. She was an artist who made her home there. Cabin has been well maintained. It is a beautiful spot to rest & have lunch. Watch out for snakes.

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