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.

Length0.9 miElevation gain141 ftRoute typeLoop
kid friendlyHikingWalkingForestRiverNo 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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Derek Galyon
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Hiking

nice easy trail.

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Sheri Crymes
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Hiking

Beautiful, but trail is not marked at all.

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Trisha T
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Bird watchingOff trail

Great easy hike! Climbed down to river which was gorgeous! Not a soul in site. Perfect for a rainy day hike. Trail gets a little overgrown on second half. Turn off hard to find, but still fun!

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Cindi Beck
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HikingBlowdownOver grown

If you go to right you follow old roads to a scenic river. Watch for a side trail on right that leads to an old cemetery with lots of graves from mid 1800s. (Recognize any family names from Cade's Cove?) Watch carefully for turn off along river to head back to parking lot. Hard to see and not marked at all. This return trail is not good. Not marked and tons of blown down trees across path. Becomes indiscernible at one point. Cross little creek at culvert and stay on this right side of creek to end. Many trees to crawl under, over and to go around. Really not suitable for people who have bad legs. I wish I had come back out the same way I went, but I surely got a workout!

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Rich Massey
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HikingBlowdown

Quiet hike, only one other small family on the trail. Very nice views and quiet spots along the river are what make this hike worthwhile. I wished I did this clockwise as the climb at the end going CCW was steep. Several trees were down on the trail on the climb. Had to climb over and under, but manageable. For an even easier hike, consider the Bullhead View Quiet Walkaway trail.

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J L
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Going to the right from the start has a nice view of the river with small rapids. The first part of the trail isn’t great, but the end is work it. Easy trail for small children too.

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Erin Murray
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HikingGreat!

Perfect walk with our 6 year old and 11 year old. Only passed two other people. The river was beautiful. Had to have a chat with our city-dwelling kiddos about not balancing on slippery rocks directly next to very swift flowing rushing rapids. But no steep drop-offs or other dangers for kids. Peaceful and beautiful.

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Ben Tarantur
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HikingGreat!

Great little walk. We went to the river and then spent some time there before turning back around. 5 year old and 9 year old enjoyed the trail

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Chris Becker
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Scenic drivingGreat!Over grown

Easy and nice place to sit by the River. The northern end of the loop was not well maintained. I would suggest it as an out and back.

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Kris Whitaker
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Hiking

The right branch from the parking lot to the river is easy and peaceful. Turn around after you see the river!!! The trail along the river and the left branch appear to have not been maintained. There are lots of downed trees and it is very steep. We could have used our walking sticks for that part. Trust me, just go down to the river, turn around and come back if you are looking for an easy hike.

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Marie Pasquale
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We only ended up doing the right portion of the trail but it was a great, easy hike with fabulous river views at the end. Was a great hike with a couple of kids and we hardly saw anyone on the trail.

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Sophie Fedotov
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Hiking

Lots of trees down

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Greg Lloyd
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HikingGreat!

Easy access off of the main road. Easy trail. Beautiful views at the river bank.

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Jennifer Nance
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Hiking

First park of the was was East second half was moderate and the trail wasn’t well groomed. Tons of trees across the trail.

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Heather price
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Rock climbingRocky

stick to the right fork of the trail. the river at the end is one of the most beautiful in the park. had it mostly to ourselves for nearly 2 hours during lunch early afternoon. there is also a small old graveyard a short distance off the trail.

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Curtis Alley The Ray Jay Mule Brothers
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Ryan Koch
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Nice waterfall

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Cass Heath
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HikingBugsOver grown

We take this nice river view walk each time we are in the Smokey’s with a lot of different ages. Unfortunately yesterday we took this trail and right before the trail becomes overgrown a swarm of bees stung our group. I received 19 bee stings and the rest of our group were stung at least one or two times. The bees, or maybe yellow ground wasps, came from the side of the ledge overlooking the water. We did not see the nest until it was too late. We talked to others that said the trail is known for bee stings. It was pretty terrifying.

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Arthur Boand
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HikingOff trailOver grownRockyWashed out
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Jodie Short
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HikingBugsMuddyOver grownScramble

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.

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