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Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail

EASY 92 reviews

Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 19 feet Route Type: Loop

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

bird watching

forest

partially paved

river

views

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

The Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail is definitely not a full-bore, knee-busting outdoor challenge. It is flat, paved and about a half-mile long. It is designed to be all access, it's the only trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to be so designated. The trail has a small parking lot and is just a few hundred yards from the Sugarlands Visitor Center on U.S. 441. The Little Pigeon River provides a more soothing sound and a great place to take off your shoes and wade during the summer months.

hiking
22 days ago

This trail is perfect trail for someone who wants an easy walk.

hiking
24 days ago

Easy, paved walkway. Perfect for a short relaxing walk.

hiking
26 days ago

Nice short paved nature trail next to the river.

hiking
1 month ago

Nice short little trail. Very easy.

hiking
bugs
2 months ago

hiking
4 months ago

Great for small children and strollers

hiking
4 months ago

This a fantastic trail for small children, strollers, wheelchairs, and anyone that just wants to get into the woods without really hiking. It really is a walking track, so if you are looking for hiking I recommend you select from many other trails. I was disappointed that the trail does lead closer to the river. Will I hike it again: NO, but it was great to get a completed trail on AllTrails.

Great leisure walk with a great river view!

hiking
5 months ago

Short and easy

9 months ago

Stroller and wheel chair friendly. Good for small kids and those who need a paved trail. It goes close to the river and past some chimneys from an old homestead. Nice trees. Well forested. Good parking.

trail running
9 months ago

Good trail, short and great for kids. Decent for running and if you're looking to add miles, the Cataract Falls trail connects to Laurel Ridge and more.

hiking
9 months ago

Parking is off of Newfound Gap Road about a 1/2 mile from the Sugarland Visitor Center. No bathrooms, but trail is paved. Bits an pieces of previous homes. We enjoyed using the trail guide.

walking
10 months ago

Family walk. Stroller friendly. Fell in the creek with my son. Made for a great story...but not in the moment. Haha

walking
10 months ago

Great little trail right past the visitor’s center right before you come into Cherokee. There are plenty of areas along the trail that you can go off through the woods and get to the river. I would definitely stop off to visit this again on my way through.

hiking
Sunday, June 24, 2018

One of our easy go to favorites for quick views that the whole family enjoys.

hiking
Monday, May 28, 2018

Beautiful walk behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center. The trail is flat with some nice labels for tree and plant identification. We completed this hike in the evening after business hours near dusk so it was fairly empty. I would imagine during peak hours this trail is super congested.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

A little buggy and got caught up a bit in the midst of some students on a field trip. The paved path was an awesome option for a stroller and our multigenerational group. Nice stroll by the stream.

nature trips
Saturday, March 24, 2018

Mostly paved trail with a few walkout spots, overall fun and easy.

Thursday, January 04, 2018

Great

Monday, October 09, 2017

flat, easy, enjoyable walk with a waterfall.

walking
Friday, July 28, 2017

We stopped here just to say we did a hike every day while in the Smoky Mountains. We are glad we did as it had a lot of things to see in a small package. Very easy walk and is good for wheelchair access. The trail is now paved.

walking
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Super quick and easy. Can take side trails down to river and spend time on the rocks. Pretty quiet. Easy for kids.

walking
Monday, October 03, 2016

A short and very easy trail through the woods that follows a pretty stream for part of its loop. A good family trail for those with small kids or seniors with some mobility issues.

hiking
Monday, July 11, 2016

easy, a short scenic stroll.

walking
Saturday, June 18, 2016

Peaceful. Short.

walking
Monday, March 28, 2016

Easy

hiking
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Beautiful for such a short trail. It's so easy, it might as well be paved. If you have young children or aren't physically able to reach other waterfalls, you'll find this one satisfying. The well-worn path crosses a bridge and follows and meandering creek.

walking
Thursday, July 09, 2015

Great trail for a quick walk with the kids right outside Gatlinburg. Sidewalk the whole way, accessible for strollers or wheelchairs. Some interpretive signs along the walk.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Easy for kids. Saw a few turkeys but not much.

hiking
Thursday, March 07, 2013

Beautiful trail for a taste of the Smokies

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