Category Archive: Hiking

New Parking Pass Program Pays It Forward

January 26, 2023

It's easy to see why the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most-visited national park in the country. Striking vistas, wooded trails, breathtaking waterfalls, scenic drive...

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First Timer’s Guide To Day Hiking Mount LeConte

October 17, 2022

Hiking to the summit of Mount LeConte is a task on the bucket list of many. The extraordinary Gatlinburg massif towers at 6,593 feet at it's highest point, making it the fourth hig...

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Alum Cave Bluff: The Hike & The History

March 14, 2022

Alum Cave Bluff is located on the southern side of Mount LeConte about 2.3 miles into Alum Cave Trail. Because of the short distance and great scenery, it is one of the more popula...

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Smoky Mountain Hikes Under 5 Miles

March 3, 2022

Smoky Mountain hikes come in all shapes and sizes. With more than 800 miles of trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, hikers can come up with endless combinations of pos...

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Cades Cove Trails: Top Hiking Trails Around Cades Cove

February 15, 2022

There are several popular Cades Cove trails that make great hikes all year long. In addition to these trails, it's also possibly to hike or bike the 11 mile Cades Cove loop road. T...

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Short Hikes In The Smokies: Under 10 Miles Round Trip

July 26, 2021

Short hikes in the Smokies can be great if you're looking to see some natural beauty without exhausting yourself. We know everybody has a different pace, and the definition of shor...

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Gatlinburg Waterfalls & Where To Find Them

June 21, 2021

There are a handful of spectacular Gatlinburg waterfalls that you can easily reach in just a couple miles or less. Most of these require hiking, but some are less than a mile round...

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Alphabetical List Of Trails in the Smokies

April 12, 2021

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to more than 150 hiking trails. You can find all 800 miles of them below. For more information, visit our hiking in the Smokies page...

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The Boulevard Trail to Mt. LeConte

April 12, 2021

The Boulevard Trail to Mount LeConte is one of the less traveled routes to reach LeConte Lodge. Alum Cave Trail, being the shortest of the six, is undoubtedly the most popular and ...

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Summer Hikes In The Great Smoky Mountains

March 31, 2021

Summer hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains are a great time to enjoy the many beautiful waterways that cross over hiking trails. Pack your hiking sandals and wear a swimsuit under y...

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