Explore the most popular trails in Tennessee with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.





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it is a trail that is very well marked and it would almost be impossible to get lost. The Welch's Point Overlook is an unbelievable view of Scott's Gulf. Interesting variety of scenery!

Great place for a hammock and oh what a beautiful plunge type waterfall

Great hike with several types of viewable waterfalls and cascades.

21 hours ago

This was nothing but flat walking through trees. I found myself bored. This is a fine trail for a first time hiker but don't expect to see anything but trees, no view here.

Great views on the rim. Laurel trail was nothing but flat walking through trees. I found myself bored with this part of the trail.

A short trip down steps to the falls. A good warm up for the other trails.

Beautiful views, considerable elevation gains and descent. Tricky footing in some places over rocky trails especially when climbing or decending on the gulf. Take the extra .8 miles to see Ranger falls!

21 hours ago

A short easy trek to the stone door. Beautiful views from just above the stone door. Suitable for kids, dogs and beginning hikers.

trail running
22 hours ago

Very well maintained trail that is easy to follow. Highly recommended if your in the area!

Hard trail. Not maintained.

nice family hike.

Hiked it on Thurs., March 15. The parking lot was packed but the trail wasn’t too crowded. Most people were there for photos from the parking lot overlook. My GF and I are mid 40s and in decent shape. It took us 6 hours round trip including a number of breaks to take photos. Encountered everything from dry ground to mud, snow and ice along the way up. Lots of wind. Strenuous hike but well worth it. Spikes and poles would have made it a lot more manageable. It was a sunny day with very few clouds and the view was spectacular! This trail was the highlight of our trip to the Smoky Mountains.

Beautiful, hardly any people & wonderful views, plus bald eagles working the river!

Beautiful!! The rough terrain of the hike made it exciting just to short of a hike. The rocks varying in size on the trail can make it little difficult. Waterfall was cool!!!

1 day ago

We came into the park from 399. The ranger at the ranger station was very polite and friendly to our kids. We hiked to the falls and back out. About 3 miles round trip. There were other people hiking some with dogs but everyone was friendly. Trail was clearly defined and had markers every 50 ft or so. We plan to go back and hike further.

Ok peeps this is really a good tune up trail and would be great for the kids. Parking lot will only fit 3 car at a time but you could park on the side of the road. Not a difficult trail relatively flat with a few rocky areas here in there. Never saw any wild dogs or any this that would scare anyone. This trail just need to be hiked.

1 day ago

Isolated, overgrown, muddy. Also used as a horse trail so watch out for droppings. Abandoned recreation area with lots of shot up plastic bottles and shell casings. Not recommended unless you are with a group, know good self defense, or have a gun carry permit and armed. I will not return to this trail.

This is a short hike with hills, interesting rock formation you walk through. The water falls at the top are beautiful. A great short hike.

Awesome trail! Just covered in ice in many places. On our way back it was melting, so more slushy and easier to maneuver. Great hike!

1 day ago

Perfect morning hike with minimal traffic. Caught a glimpse of a low flying pileated woodpecker that took my breath away.

It was wet while we were there so I can’t really give a good one but it was enjoyable

Good for a quick trail run if you’re looking for a smooth surface, non technical, with some good ups and downs. No stream crossings. 4 mile loop makes for a nice run if you’re an out of town traveler, close to down town. Good trailhead with maps at various locations out on the trail.

Perfect trail for a family hike with a three year old. A bit challenging for him but not too tough and kept his interest, especially by the creek.

on Laurel Falls Loop Trail

1 day ago

This is an easy hike with some steps/stairs. It's a small waterfall but still pretty. It's a great addition when you hike to the Stone Door.

on Stone Door Trail

1 day ago

The views are amazing in the spring and fall! The hike is not difficult, and the paths are well-kept.

1 day ago

Great hike with fantastic views! Be sure to start early in the morning so you are able to catch the sun rise over the mountains and avoid unwanted traffic on the trail.

We hiked to Mt. LeConte during airlift operations and once we reached the top we were able to watch a helicopter deliver personal belongings of those staying in the cabins up there. However, given that airlift operations were taking place, Mt. LeConte lodge was closed to visitors and we were unable to purchase merchandise there.

1 day ago

great trail. beautiful falls.

1 day ago

The waterfall at the end was definitely worth the hike!! I was able to hang my hammock up right underneath the waterfall and take about an hour nap. It’s so lightly trafficked, there was no one but me for about an hour and a half, so that was very nice. If you aren’t paying close attention, you’ll lose the trail. It’s completely rock jumping at parts, with no dirt trail to follow. If you’re up for an adventure, i highly suggest this hike!

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