If you’ve ever been stressed out and find that spending time out in nature makes you feel better, it’s not just in your head! Psychologists have done a study to see the effects of spending time in nature and how it affects stress. That means if you're feeling stressed, it's time to plan a trip to the Smoky Mountains! We want to share some of the best places to enjoy nature in the Smokies! Find out more about how spending time in the Great Smoky Mountains will reduce your stress:
Looking for a trail that’s not too difficult but still gives you beautiful features of the Great Smoky Mountains? You should hike the Spruce Flats Falls Trail! You’ll get to see a beautiful waterfall and maybe even spot some wildlife along the way. Find out more about hiking the Spruce Flats Falls Trail here:
If you’re hiking just for a few hours during the day or overnight, there are some essential items you should pack. You don’t want to be without important items, especially when you’re out in the backcountry. Here are the top 10 things to bring on a hike in the Smoky Mountains:
When you go hiking in the Smoky Mountains, you want to be sure you’re prepared! Don’t go without all the equipment you might need or without the information you might need while you’re out on the trail. Here are 9 safety tips you will need when you go hiking in the Smoky Mountains:
Want to try a twist on hiking in the Smoky Mountains? Go hiking with Smoky Mountain Llama Trek! You can enjoy your favorite past time in a new way when you go with llamas! Check out these top 4 reasons why you should hike with Smoky Mountain Llama Trek:
When you think of wildflowers, you probably think of spring. In the Great Smoky Mountains, we have wildflowers in the spring and summer! There’s a ton of hikes in the Smoky Mountains you can take to find these summer wildflowers, and we want to share them with you! Find out more about 5 of the best summer wildflower hikes in the Smoky Mountains:
A day spent with your family in the Great Smoky Mountains is sure to be a day you remember! From scenic drives, mountain views, and fun hiking trails there’s a lot to see and do! We want to help you plan for you trip, so we are sharing 5 of the best family hikes in the Smoky Mountains that are great for everyone!
If you are making plans to visit the Great Smoky Mountains, you’ve probably wondered what the most popular trails are, right? Well, we are sharing the 5 most popular hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains below! After learning about each one, we know you will be ready to venture up one of these beautiful trails too!
The Clingmans Dome observation tower is one of the most iconic places to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At 6,643 feet it is the highest point in the Smokies! What makes this such a wonderful place is that it’s easily accessible to all! Plus, it has amazing views to see without the strenuous hike! Read on to learn more about the climb to the tower!
If you haven’t been to the Cherokee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park you’ll find more there than elk! Drive over for a visit, and hit the trails to find some gorgeous waterfalls in the area! A favorite trail in the area is Indian Creek Falls Trail. This is a short trail, with a lot to see!