Oconaluftee River Trail

EASY 26 reviews

Oconaluftee River Trail is a 3.1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Cherokee, North Carolina that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.1 miles 88 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

The Oconaluftee River Trail is one of two walking paths on which visitors can walk dogs and bicycle. It is relatively flat, but does have a few small hills. The trail runs from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center through the forest along side the Oconaluftee River and offers beautiful views of the river.

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3 months ago

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hiking
3 months ago

Very nice walking trail along the river.

4 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

After a wonderful and long day hiking in the mountains, I ended on this flat and easy trail just inside GSMNP. It is beautiful with the large meadow by the Oconaluftee Visitor Center and Mountain Farm Museum, the pretty river views and the surrounding hills. I even saw several elk resting on the edge of the meadow!

hiking
4 months ago

easy smooth path. shared with cycling and dogs.

4 months ago

super easy very flat nice for a 3 mile trail run.

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7 months ago

fun, quick 1.5 mile trail

hiking
7 months ago

trail running
8 months ago

This is a good one to straight up run. Can be heavily trafficked depending on time of day. Good for a run though without obstacles.

hiking
8 months ago

This is an easy trail and beautiful. We only hiked a short section of it so far. Hope to do the whole thing next trip!

8 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Very easy to walk, nice scenery. Saw an Elk while on the trail.

hiking
1 year ago

Nice easy trail. Out and back takes about an hour walking. Would like to come back and go for a run. Distance is basically a 5K.