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Riverview Quiet Walkway is a 0.9 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking and walking.

Length 0.9 mi Elevation gain 141 ft Route type Loop

Kid friendly

Hiking

Walking

Forest

River

No dogs

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The Riverview Quiet Walkway, located off 441, just over 2 miles from the Gatlinburg entrance. There is a parking area for about 4-5 cars, and a trail marker encouraging enjoyment of the surrounding forest while taking this wide, gentle trail. There are log benches available to sit if you need to stop, and the trail ends at half a mile at a stream that has incredibly smooth rocks, several species of salamanders, and a great opportunity for water play. Retrace your steps back to the car for an east one mile out-and-back.

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Jodie Short
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Hiking

Here’s the deal...if you walk down to the river and retrace your steps back then this is an easy trail with a great area at the river. However, if you follow the actual trail then be prepared. The trail is overgrown. At the beginning you might think it’s a deer trail. Then you think maybe it’s just a small part overgrown as it clears a bit. This was just the trick to get you to continue on to the obstacle course. Seriously climbed over or under at least a dozen trees. The incline would be easy or moderate but with the trail conditions it was difficult. Keep in mind that I’m a beginner so maybe this is moderate for some folks.

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Ariel Stallings
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HikingBugsOver grownRockyScramble

We went to this trail a couple days ago and it was one heck of a hike. A section of the trail is extremely over grown so had to walk through bushes. A lot of trees had fallen onto the trail so have to go under them or climb over them. We did have fun on the river though, got to climb on some rocks. But over all this was not a good hike.

Taylor Davis
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Hiking

This trail is heavily shaded, there is a small incline that you notice when walking back but it is very easy. There are some rocky spots, but nothing bad. This trail is well worth it for the view at the end! Even for folks who like long hikes, this is a great pit stop. Also, there are only 6 parking spots at the front of the trailhead, but this isn’t a very popular trail so we basically had it alone. Loved it!

Michael Allen
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Hiking

Right fork down to the river is an easy path. Views down at the river are a great introduction to the rivers and creeks of the Smokies. Once you turn left at the river, the trail really narrows and becomes overgrown. The turn back up into parking lot is tough to find with a lot of trees across. I enjoyed the hike, but it’s important you know what it will be. If that doesn’t sound fun, just hike it as an out and back.

Joe Vendemia
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K P.
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nice easy trail plus rock hopping in the stream

Jason Reiling “cricket”
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Hiking

The river walk is awesome. Forget. The left fork on the trail is going back to nature

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Emily P
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HikingFlooded

Very beautiful and we were the only ones on the trail. Some flooding part way through

Dennis Brantley
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Iris Delgado
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyScramble

I not was able to find the trail, it has a lot fallen trees

Kevin G.
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HikingRocky

Nice quiet break from the mountain trails. Easy walk down a gravel path. The 5 stars comes from the beautiful clear creek you end up at. We jumped around the boulders for a while up stream then found a nice open deeper pool to cool off in. Cold water felt great.

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Dustin Ewers
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Hiking

first leg great for kids. the rest is very overgrown and lots and lots of down trees.

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Josh Palmer
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HikingOver grownRocky

This trail was fun, but quick. Due to the fire, it is overgrown and the balsam point quiet walkway, which splits off of riverview along the river, is blocked by rocks. The best part about the experience was not even the trail itself, but the river it parallel to! I am a climber so it was exciting to jump rocks!

Scott B.
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Hiking

I agree with the easy rating on the way down but definitely moderate at least on the way back up. Trail hard to follow on way back up too, maybe due to all the rain.

Francisco Sanchez
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Hiking

One of the best ones. Super short in distance, but plenty of spots to enjoy the water (in many ways) and the last part is full of fallen trees and overgrown. Spent like an hr in the water. All week hiking here and this has been my favorite. And super quiet. Nobody even passed by us in the two hrs we spent here.

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Scott Shearon
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HikingBugs

Great little trail to hike with the kiddos!

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Victor Jordan
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Hiking

A quick easy trail before heading home from a weekend in Gatlinburg. It is a great trail for children and the view of the river is pretty awesome, but it would disappoint the true hiker.

Jessica Baxter
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Hiking

Beautiful walk. Rivers at the bottom are picture perfect. Watch out for slippery rocks!! Great for kids.

Crysi Calta
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Hiking

Loved the quiet walk away from the road and to the river. A nice place for a picnic. I would definitely wear a good pair of hiking shoes, the trails can get very rooted and rocky.

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