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. People love to visit any time of the day, but sunrises and sunsets are pretty popular here. 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!
Cades Cove is the most popular destination in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! Many visitors come to see the historic buildings and wildlife here. However, many aren’t aware of the hiking trails in Cades Cove! Hiking in the Smoky Mountains is sharing details about several trails that are just waiting for you to explore in the area!
Trying to decide which places to visit in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? With the park encompassing over 500,000 acres there’s a lot to see! And you can find it all, from amazing wildlife to places full of Appalachian history! Hiking in the Smoky Mountains has created a list of several of the top must visit places in the Smokies for you!
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has a lot to do when you visit! One of the best things to do is go for a bike ride! Hiking in the Smoky Mountains knows of several great Smoky Mountain bike trails you can give a try. You’ll get to experience everything from mountain vistas to old historic buildings along the way too! Keep reading to learn about where you can ride a bike in the national park.
Make the climb to Charlies Bunion in the Smoky Mountains, and you will find the effort it took to make it there was well worth it! Hikers will travel along the famous Appalachian Trail while taking this hike. Not only that, but you will be rewarded some of the best views you can find in the Great Smoky Mountains! Keep reading below to find details about this trail:
Hiking in the Smoky Mountains can vary from being difficult to fairly easy to navigate. However, there’s a trail out there for every level of hiker! We’ve put together the 10 top Smoky Mountain trails by difficulty so you can hit the trails you are excited to see!
The Elkmont Ghost Town is one of the most fascinating parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to visit! Before the establishment of the national park, Elkmont was a hot spot to be for logging and vacationers way back when. Even with is considered a “ghost town” now it is well worth a visit!
Cades Cove is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The 11 mile loop is a motor nature trail with endless sights to see. But the real beauty of the area is best seen on foot! Bundle up before your visit, and make sure to get out of the car to explore rustic buildings and local hiking trails! Keep reading to learn about some of the things to do around the Cades Cove loop during winter!
From snow-covered mountain tops to frozen waterfalls and icicles, winter can be a magical time in the Smokies! We are sharing several hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains that will make you feel like you are walking in a winter wonderland! Make sure to dress warm, and keep reading to learn about several great winter trails to take!
Take a hike into the Smoky Mountains and you are sure to find some beautiful views and some interesting Appalachian history. From cascading waterfalls to historic churches and cabins there’s a lot to see, but what if you could see history from the railroad that was once inside the national park? You can if you take a hike down the Grapeyard Ridge Trail in the Smoky Mountains! Keep reading to learn about what to expect along this trail.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the United States! The park receives over 2 million visitors every year! All of these visitors come looking to find beautiful mountain views, spot local wildlife, and explore the hiking trails. If you are looking for the best way to learn about the park before exploring it then you need to visit the Smoky Mountains visitor center, also known as the Sugarlands Visitor Center.
There’s no shortage of breathtaking views in the Smoky Mountains! The Smokies boast a chain of mountains with summits that are all higher than 5,000 feet for over 36 miles! Does that have you wondering what the tallest point in the Smokies is? We’re sharing the 5 highest peaks in the Smoky Mountains and how you can visit some of them! Be prepared for some of the most breathtaking views in the Great Smoky Mountains!
The Little Brier Gap Trail is also known as the Walker Sisters Place. This easy trail will lead hikers down a trail that takes them back to a different way of life. The Walker Sisters were self-reliant and independent and some would say, stubborn. Learn all about the trail to this historic place below: