hiking

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forest

walking

wild flowers

nature trips

birding

wildlife

no dogs

trail running

backpacking

camping

horseback riding

kid friendly

river

waterfall

fishing

fly fishing

mountain biking

wheelchair friendly

lake

road biking

scenic driving

dogs on leash

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.

We picked a good day I guess, we saw so much wild life we took our time among the trail and ventured off here and there. Check out the stream in a closer view all kinds of living things are there! Hike was slightly strenuous but every few feet there was something to veer off to look at.

walking
13 hours ago

Nice walk. Lots of tree roots. Got some good pictures of the falls and got some pics from behind the falls too. Would do again

This is a very nice, well maintained trail that passes by three waterfalls. It's actually a well graded forest road in most places with benches to rest. There are a number of places to get into the water.

hiking
18 hours ago

hiking
20 hours ago

Very easy to hike with your entire family.

Trail was clear except one huge tree laying in the hairpin curve just over half way to LeConte. You need to climb over a rock and through a tree or 2 to continue on the trail. At first glance it looks like the trail has ended which sucks when you've never hiked this trail.

Like strolling through a park by the river.

Like strolling through a park by the river.

Very important note - this trail is NOT a loop. It perhaps was once upon a time but now the second half of the trail is completely inaccessible. I recommend going out and back again with the steam engine being your half way point. To get the steam engine, you need to take a left at the signage which points you towards Greenbriar. The steam engine is awesome.

Beautiful trail. The falls were nice. I recommend a must see.