hiking

views

forest

wild flowers

walking

wildlife

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.

hiking
1 day ago

Ramsey is still closed until a foot bridge can be repaired.

We started at new found gap on the Tennessee North Carolina line parking lot and ended at Charlies bunion. There are restrooms below the trail, it would be wise to go before embarking. It took about 2hrs15 min to get to Charles bunion and 2hrs back. Make sure you follow the AT Trail Blazers. The views are beautiful on the way up there and the view from the look out are even better. I believe you can see sevierville and Douglas lake from there.

Beautiful hike, not too strenuous. While some bits might be uphill there are plenty of level areas to catch your breath. Definitely recommend!

Thank god for trekking poles and hiking boots. Lots of rocks and tree roots on the trail and an incline all the way up. Once you make it to the top the view is absolutely breathtaking and worth every step.

hiking
2 days ago

walking
2 days ago

Fun easy hike. Lots of signs of spring.

hiking
3 days ago

Nice inclined hike up asphate path to the falls. Nice falls