Gatlinburg Trail is a 3.8 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a waterfall 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 but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
A pleasant walk by a river. The path is wide and well taken care of. When we were there the smell of the burned forest was pretty bad (from the recent forest fires, late 2016) but that will go away soon.
Moderately trafficked. We took our dogs and were a little uncomfortable with how close the road was. Other than the road being so close we had a great walk! Plenty of shade and loved being alongside the river.
Nice easy hike along river. Fairly even terrain. Great hike for all ages.
Giving this one 4 stars because of the beautiful falls toward the end, and not much effort expended. This is a well-kept and well-marked partially paved trail that has heaps of places for kids to safely explore without toppling over a bluff, lovely shade trees, and ...lots of people. Heavily trafficked. My kids wanted one "rest" day while we spent a week in the smokies, so we stopped at the visitor center and took a stroll down this easy trail.
Ok basic gravel trail. For first .4m it was paved. Got close to noisy national park service equipment area and busy road.
Kid friendly with babbling stream along most of it. Well shaded and wheelchair accessible for some.
Only bike trail in Gatlinburg .. To bad there are dogs on it also
Easy trail for all ages. Dog friendly.
short easy hike...very trafficked....it was the first trail i hit...its also the first trailhead you encounter from Gatlinburg. the hike and waterfall were pleasant but not really exciting...i did not realise dogs were not generally allowed on trails at GSM trails, it makes sense it just did not occur to me. don't miss this trail its a good introductory trail. if you are going to the visitors center....wouldn't you rather hike than drive??