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Elkmont Nature Trail

EASY 62 reviews

Elkmont Nature Trail is a 0.8 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.8 miles Elevation Gain: 95 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

camping

hiking

nature trips

walking

running

wild flowers

no dogs

hiking
1 month ago

There are a couple trees that appear to have been down for quite awhile. The only way to get past them is to climb over them. They're not huge, but if you need a trail with no obstacles, this isn't a good option at this time. We really enjoyed this trail and will go again if we're in the area!

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice easy hike. Well marked.

hiking
1 month ago

Was staying in the Elkmont Campground and decided to go for a short walk and found myself on this little nature trail. Very nice, quiet, and away from the crowds of the park. Definitely recommend.

hiking
4 months ago

Excellent little trail for a nice stroll through the woods; easy trail ideal for little children and the elderly who might not be able to tackle the common trails found in the GSMs. Also, an excellent trail for teaching children about the beauty and needed respect for Nature.

hiking
5 months ago

Good little hike!

hiking
5 months ago

Great little loop trail, great tree canopy so very shaded. Took kids, 5 & 7, and they enjoyed it. Trailhead not well marked from road, but wasn’t hard to find.

hiking
7 months ago

Great trail for curious toddlers, good little incline for those that want to get their blood warmed up and easy to carry a 32.5lbs baby on your back! High recommend because there’s no foot traffic!

hiking
8 months ago

It was a great small hike to really listen to the woods. Nature trails are our new thing!

9 months ago

We explored this trail on a rainy and windy day. Very easy trail, but provided a lot of fun just off the trail and plenty of things to be curious about.

11 months ago

Great trail for a quick and easy scenic hike. brought my four year old and he loved it.

11 months ago

Easy trail, great views through the trees < was there in last October leaves were changing and falling.

hiking
Sat Oct 27 2018

Short hike on forest floor. Parking and bathrooms at Elkmont Campground. The trail guide was very helpful, and gave us opportunities to stop and look around.

hiking
Wed Oct 10 2018

Nice, quiet walk. Good for a family with a younger kid to explore.

Thu Jun 14 2018

Really cool town. Awesome history and not too challenging of a hike.

Tue Jun 05 2018

Great intro hike for my young kids

hiking
Sun Nov 05 2017

Loved this cute little easy hike! So much rhododendron and a small creek. Great for families.

Wed Nov 01 2017

Really nice walk. A lot of history (old remnants), and a nice little rock bridge (troll bridge).

walking
Thu Sep 21 2017

Informative, interesting , easy, accessible.

Mon Apr 03 2017

This was a beautiful hike. We enjoyed the peacefulness and the beauty of it all.

hiking
Fri Oct 21 2016

This is a great intro or family hike. I hiked this with my wife and three kids, the youngest being 3. It's beautiful. Be sure to pick up a guide to get additional information at each signpost.

hiking
Wed Oct 19 2016

The abandoned buildings make this trail (and off trail) fun to explore; watch for snakes. We encountered a fair few.

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