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:
The Great Smoky Mountains receive millions of visitors every year! So when do all of these guests visit the national park? Are there times you aren’t allowed in? We’ve got all the details about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park hours right here for you! You’ll be able to plan your visit and know when and where you can go!
The hike up the Grotto Falls Trail is rated fairly easy in difficulty. So whether you are a novice or experienced hiker Grotto Falls is one of the most unique waterfalls in the national park that you have to see! You may see some beautiful flowers along this trail and even some exciting animals as well! Keep reading to discover what you can expect along the way!
Say you’ve come to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge on vacation and want to explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You may have plans that evening for dinner or a show or maybe even to drive on to somewhere else. However, if you are going to be such a short drive from the national park you might as well explore it! We’ve put together a list of short hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains that are great for spending a little time in nature and not getting too tired.
The Porters Creek Trail in the Smokies is a trail that’s great for all hikers of any age and ability! The trail is located in the Greenbrier portion of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This beautiful area is like a hidden gem in the national park. In this area and on the trail you’ll find gorgeous scenery, old growth forest, wildlife, and come across sections of Appalachian history.
The Greenbrier section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an area of the park that is renowned for its beautiful wildflowers during the spring months. Greenbrier is also home to one of the natural treasures within the park: Ramsey Cascades. This is the tallest waterfall in the park and one of the most spectacular! Read on to find out more about hiking the Ramsey Cascades Trail and what to expect along your hike:
Fall in the Smoky Mountains is a wonderful time to visit! You can expect the trails to be littered with bright mixes of red, orange, and yellow leaves. Moreover, any vista point you pass will have a mesmerizing shade of fall colors to look at across the mountains. Because we want everyone to enjoy the beauty of the autumn season we have put together a list of the best fall hikes in the Smoky Mountains!
Every year thousand of visitors make the trek up park trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to find picture perfect waterfalls. The Rainbow Falls Trail in the Smoky Mountains in particular is a beautiful and rewarding hike to venture up! Below you’ll learn all about the trail and what to expect for your hike!
Hiking up the Chimney Tops Trail is one of the most popular trails in the national park. The trail is popular due to its short length, and awesome mountain views at the top. With over 1,400 feet in elevation gain, and more than 360 stones stairs to climb the view at the top you know is bound to be spectacular! Keep reading to learn what else you can expect along this trial!
Millions of visitors travel to the Great Smoky Mountains every year! Among those visitors many people bring along their beloved pets. Unfortunately, they are prohibited from many areas in the national park. Luckily though, there are still several places dogs are allowed in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that are still fun areas for you and your pup!
In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park you’ll find over 800 miles worth of hiking trails! Some are for novice hikers and others for more experienced hikers that have rougher terrain. Some of those easier trails are perfect to bring kids along on! Below we’ve put together a list of kid friendly hikes in the Smoky Mountains to try: