Added by Joshua Contois
The Cucumber Gap and Little River Loop is located next to the Elkmont Campground in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
This loop offers a scenic 2.5 mile hike next to the river before looping back around via the Cucumber Gap Trail. At the tail end, you'll connect with the Jakes Creek Trail for about 0.7 miles to return you back to the parking lot.
Many people hike this trial clockwise, but if it's a hot day, it's not a terrible idea to go counter-clockwise to get some of the tougher terrain out of the way first and have the river at the end of the hike to take a quick dip and cool off.
No Dogs on the trail please.
- Trail Shoes
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