Fighting Creek Nature Trail

EASY 8 reviews

Fighting Creek Nature Trail is a 1.4 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Gatlinburg, TN that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

1.5 miles 153 feet Loop

kid friendly



nature trips




wild flowers


no dogs

Wooded trail near Sugarlands Visitors Center, old cabin, frequent bear activity This is a self-guided nature trail located just behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center. This is a great hike for families with small children, people on a tight schedule or people not able to take more strenuous hikes. The trail is relatively flat, and leads you around a short loop, with views of the wooded forests famous in the Smoky Mountains. At the far end of the trail, there is a restored cabin that offers a view of the past history of the area. This is also a site of a virtual geocache. This trail is notorious for black bear activity, and is sometimes closed when the bears are frequenting the area.

14 days ago

Short, easy walking trail. Good for families.

26 days ago

2 months ago

A nice introductory trail that originates from the Sugarlands Visitor Center, and can be extended to Cataract Falls by taking a short detour on the Cove Mountain Trail.

4 months ago

1 year ago

2 years ago

Nice easy trail with markers. some street noise heard on beginning of trail. Cabin at midpoint. Can extend trail to cataract falls.

3 years ago

Nice falls, very easy trail. Great for families.

4 years ago

The trail was pretty easy to follow and was pretty. It does however follow close to the road so you can always hear road noise. There is a point when you reach the cabin, which is pretty neat to see, that you must make sure that you take a sharp right by the cabin because there's what looks like a possible trail that goes on and it's not something you want to follow. As you get back to the bridge and you come back on the trail you started on there's an opportunity to go to a set of falls. It is well worth the time it is very beautiful. It takes about five minutes to walk to the falls.There are a couple of tricky places to cross on a couple of streams so be sure that you're surefooted otherwise it's not too bad to get there. You could continue on past the falls as there are trails going past the falls but they are much longer. It is well worth seeing I would recommend it. Overall it was a great trail if you have only a short time to walk.