Gatlinburg Trail

EASY 77 reviews

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.

DISTANCE
3.8 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
177 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

road biking

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

6 days ago

hiking
14 days ago

hiking
16 days ago

walking
19 days ago

Too easy, part of the trail goes along busy roads.

walking
21 days ago

Super easy trail to walk along and very well maintained. The AllTrails app shows that the trail starts in Gatlinburg off of River Road or from the Sugarland Visitor Center. However, we drove down "Park Headquarters Road" until you wind up in the Maintenance Building's parking lot with nowhere else to go. Off to the right is a parking lot for the trailhead and there is also overflow parking behind this spot which I presume is parking for the park workers during the day. From this point from the maintenance building parking lot to the trailhead in Gatlinburg on "River Road" is 1.35 miles (2.7 round trip). We left at 8:18pm and arrived back at 9:24. it got dark pretty quick so it was our first (and unplanned) "night" hike as well. The Gatlinburg side has more people walking into the trail to a section where you can easily walk down to the creek and wade into it so there were more tourists than hikers at that end. The sound of the creek was great to listen to as you walk along it down the entire path. The other thing is that the road does too so we got to enjoy the unique sounds of Harley Davidson every now and then as well. My wife and I had a nice breeze, great temperature, creek was babbling the entire way, no bugs, and was a nice stroll, we gave it 5 stars since it was truly enjoyable and hope we can do it again.

hiking
25 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

walking
1 month ago

Excellent trail for my canine friend

hiking
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walking
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backpacking
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hiking
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hiking
3 months ago

hiking
3 months ago

Nice little walk with my wife and two little girls, the girls really liked being by the water the whole time

hiking
3 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

This was a nice trail close to the city.

trail running
4 months ago

Great trail run from downtown Gatlinburg...well groomed trails, pretty river views for 90% of it. Then finish with visiting the headless horseman and stop for a sample of whiskey.