hiking

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

walking

nature trips

no dogs

birding

trail running

kid friendly

horseback riding

camping

backpacking

river

waterfall

fishing

fly fishing

wheelchair friendly

mountain biking

scenic driving

lake

The Great Smoky Mountains, part of the Appalachian Mountains, have a wide range of elevations, making them home to over 400 vertebrate species, 100 tree species, and 5000 plant species. Hiking is the park's main attraction, with over 800 miles (1,300 km) of trails, including 70 miles (110 km) of the Appalachian Trail. Other activities are fishing, horseback riding, and visiting some of nearly 80 historic structures.

Beautiful scenery. Difficulty was manageable for a novice. Trail length is more than specified!

Great way to spend Christmas Day! Beautiful, peaceful and well maintained Trail of roots, rocks and colorful leaves.

Definitely Worth the hike.

hiking
17 hours ago

hiking
22 hours ago

backpacking
1 day ago

Just a drive in your car loop, lots of wildlife and leads to an awesome trail for Abram Falls!

Loved this trail! It is mainly gravel with a slight incline but it was peaceful with lots of pretty scenery. I was surprised how good the school and cabin still looked.

this was a rigorous but challenging hike. loved it!

hiking
5 days ago

deffinently a hike for beginners, nothing was very steep. the pictures made it look much more thrilling than it was. not so much of a cave, more like a rock you sit under. not a very good over look either, also it was pretty busy even on a rainy day in January

I hiked this trail with my sister and best friend this past weekend. We really enjoyed it! It was an easy hike, but it was long. Roughly about 3 hours to get up to the falls, and 2 hours to get back down. It seemed to go on forever to us slow-paced beginners! The falls were beautiful and very worth the effort though.
You have to keep an eye out for the little path that branches off the main trail. It's easy to miss, and there's no official sign. It's right on a switchback, and other hikers had tried to mark it with a stack of rocks and a glove hanging from the branch of a small tree.