hiking

views

forest

wild flowers

walking

wildlife

nature trips

birding

no dogs

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.

hiking
4 days ago

Great hike. Made it all the way to the top. Steady incline all the way up. Don't just go to the falls and stop, keep going. You can do it!!

Paved trail, although rough in spots, uphill most of the way. Very popular spot. Beautiful landscape on the way.Well worth the hike when you get to the falls, absolutely breathtaking.

Love this trail. One of my favorites

Great morning hike. The end is certainly worth the trek. Awesome view of the Smoky's

Nice little trail with convenient trailhead from the Smokemont campground. Took about 2:45 with plenty of breaks. There are some serene spots and the stream is gorgeous to walk along, although the trail, like a lot of the Smokies, doesn't offer a great view at the summit as you're still amongst the trees. I'd say it's a worthwhile hike if you're staying at Smokemont but not necessarily a destination trail otherwise.

My favorite hike in the Smokies! Great views!

Easy hike. Good views of river.

GOOD TRAIL FOR BEGINNERS.

Awesome hike we did over the summer. Felt really accomplished when we made it to the top

I hiked this trail by myself on February 7 2017. I only passed two fishermen within the first mile, then I had the trail all to myself the rest of the way. it is an old road, so it is an easy trail. Beautiful scenery. I went to Indian Flats Falls