Your hike begins at the Jakes Creek Trailhead located on the road past the old cabins of Elkmont. This trail follows the old railroad grade that served the Little River Lumber Co. in the early 1900's. At 0.3 mi the intersection of Cucumber Gap Trail goes left and then at 0.4mi Meigs Mtn Trail goes right. From here you gain some elevation and soon you will have a tricky creek crossing especially with recent rains. There are several more stream crossings but none that can't be easily rock-hopped. At 2.6 mi Campsite #27 is on your left it is small but level, heavily used and horses are permitted here. At 3.3 the trail ends at Jakes Gap and intersects with Panther Creek Trail and Miry Ridge Trail.
Jakes' Creek Trail is a 7.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Horses are also able to use this trail.
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