hiking

views

forest

walking

nature trips

wild flowers

birding

wildlife

no dogs

trail running

backpacking

camping

horseback riding

kid friendly

river

waterfall

fishing

fly fishing

wheelchair friendly

mountain biking

dogs on leash

lake

road biking

scenic driving

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.

Outstanding. Not hard. Gradual climb. Easy down. My knees will swear to this. Great views. Love the falls. Both of them.

Awesome trail, great for multi night hike. Elevation gains are no joke though so make sure you're conditioned for the climbs!

You go through so many different scenic views and obstacles. Beautiful hike. Well worth it.

Loved the river views. Only trail that allowed dogs. So we Hiked it 4x.

Nice hike. Hike down to the falls wasn’t bad. The falls were beautiful and even better if you cross the water to get a different angle. The cemetery is worth the extra effort to go see. The hike out was a sustained up hill climb. Solid moderate difficulty. Overall a lot of different scenery and worth while.

A buddy and I overnighted this trail. Stayed at Kephart, don’t let the “moderate” rating fool you this is a tough trail. Sweet heifer creek trail is about 3.7 Miles with a roughly 2000 ft elevation change, not to mention several trees down over the trail. Kephart is a great little lodge with a decent size creek next to it down in the valley. We detoured a bit and went to the jump-off, it’s worth the .6 miles to see it.

nice walk with the dogs !!! very easy...

hiking
1 day ago

The Trail was difficult and long, however if you stick it out you'll see some of the best views the park has to offer. Well worth the trip.

hiking
2 days ago

Sept 25 2017 took road prong from closed chimney tops trailhead walked the .8 to Road Prong but wasnt prepared for how overgrown the trail is, need to bushwack through.

Beautiful hike, easy to moderate. We completed in around three hours, left at 1:50p returned around 5:00p. Not too many people on the trail in mid November, the views are amazing!

beyond beautiful !!!! well worth the grind...lol

this was amazing sooo beautiful... fall bit nippy up top...