Noah "Bud" Ogle Self-Guiding Trail

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Noah "Bud" Ogle Self-Guiding Trail is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features beautiful wild flowers and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and bird watching and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 72 feet Route Type: Loop

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

bird watching

forest

views

wild flowers

wildlife

historic site

no dogs

17 days ago

fun fast trail. my son and I ran it while wife was in the car.

hiking
2 months ago

Quick fun trail!!

hiking
flooded
3 months ago

Quick, fun trail! Loved that this little trail packs in history, Boulder fields, stream crossings, lots of things in one little package. One thing to note, though, is that this is still a dirt trail and we did have to cross a stream somewhat precariously. Would still recommend wearing hiking shoes or boots even though it’s “family friendly” and short if only because of water and mud.

Quick, fun, kid friendly trail

hiking
blowdown
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Great little hike! Some spots were strenuous but only certain areas...

hiking
muddy
rocky
4 months ago

Would probably rate this as a “moderate” trail given the amount of rocks, roots, and mud. A fun little adventure, though! Pick up a map at the parking area (and leave your 50 cents for the park!) for some historical context.

hiking
rocky
6 months ago

Not what we consider "easy." Very rocky. Would go again, just not what we expected.

hiking
7 months ago

i loved all the trails here and historical places. you can spend all day here at cades cove and not be bored for one moment. very popular so don't go during the tourist season and give this place a low rating because you don't like being around people.

hiking
7 months ago

This was a great trail for kids and exploring! Our 3 year old walked the entire trail, and our 1 year old was carried a lot of the way. Lots of roots and rocks and even a little bit of climbing. Diverse features for kids to explore.

Nice easy walk that was perfect for our 4 & 6 year old. Lots of roots and rocks but not hard to navigate over.

hiking
8 months ago

A nice shorter trail. Lots of rocks and roots to turn ankles so watch your footing. A beautiful creek and mill. Look for a tree the woodpeckers have had a feast on.

hiking
9 months ago

Our first time on the trails In Tennessee and we needed a quick little loop to do. This was fun to do with our 9 yr old and his buddy. Nice stream and old structures are pretty cool to look at.

hiking
10 months ago

fun time for the family!

hiking
bugs
muddy
rocky
10 months ago

Very rocky terrain makes this .75 mile loop quite strenuous. Great view of Le Comte river about halfway through. Wear bug spray! We saw a red salamander.

hiking
10 months ago

great trail for parents with kids, dogs. berries and bear tracks we're cool

hiking
10 months ago

Not a long hike, but packed full of great history. The mill was stunning!

hiking
10 months ago

Great little hike!

hiking
10 months ago

Enjoyed hiking this trail. it was the perfect length to do with my 4 and 6 year old. Went off on a conne ting trail to add about half a mile and saw lots of deer.

muddy
rocky
Sun Apr 28 2019

This trail was one that I actually loved. I am overweight with bad knees and was able to enjoy it while still being challenged. It was rocky and wet in some areas so you have to maneuver carefully. Very pretty stream along the path.

hiking
Sat Apr 27 2019

The second creek crossing was pretty muddy the day I went but not bad if you watched your step. Nice little trail.

Mon Apr 22 2019

we loved it

Sat Mar 23 2019

Rocky, but the perfect trail for my 6 and 8 year olds.

hiking
rocky
Wed Feb 20 2019

Great trail! Kids even loved it. We hike it every time we vacation in Gatlinburg.

hiking
bridge out
muddy
rocky
scramble
Tue Feb 19 2019

A little under a mile, rocky and roots exposed, technical at times. Proper foot gear recommended!

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