Category Archive: Smoky Mountains

Spence Field To Russell Field: Smoky Mountain Loop Hike

November 9, 2020

Spence Field and Russell Field are two popular hiking destinations in the western section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Both areas also have backcountry shelters alon...

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LeConte Lodge: The Inn Over A Mile In The Sky

October 28, 2020

LeConte Lodge is a small resort on top of Mount LeConte, the mountain with the tallest face east of the Mississippi river. It was established in 1925 and predates the creation of t...

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Bullhead Trail: 5.9 Miles Downhill From LeConte Lodge

October 27, 2020

Bullhead Trail is the least trafficked of the 6 routes to LeConte Lodge. The 5.9 mile trail zigzags south of the summit of Balsam Point with an array of switchbacks around the moun...

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Longest Mt. LeConte Trail: Trillium Gap (8.8 Miles)

October 26, 2020

Trillium Gap is the longest Mt LeConte trail with Bullhead in second place. Starting at the Rainbow Falls trailhead off Cherokee Orchard Road, you can create a big loop hike up to ...

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Andrews Bald: An Easy Hike From Clingmans Dome

October 20, 2020

Andrews Bald is double peak mountain just south of Clingmans Dome. The bald is the highest of its kind in the national park; the grassy viewpoint sits an elevation of 5,950 feet - ...

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Spooky Smokies: Haunted Places & Smoky Mountain Legends

October 6, 2020

Smoky Mountain legends and ghost stories are not in short supply. The region's history is thick with tales passed down from the Cherokee people, early settlers of Cades Cove, and m...

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Deep Creek, North Carolina

August 12, 2020

Deep Creek, NC is the area about three miles north of Bryson City in one of the southernmost parts of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Deep Creek is known for its beautiful...

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Smoky Mountains Backcountry Camping

July 29, 2020

Smoky Mountains backcountry camping is not for the faint of heart. Beginners should do their research on all the rules and regulations. Proper clothing, food, water, and equipment ...

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Frontcountry Smoky Mountain Campsites

July 29, 2020

The national park maintains ten frontcountry campgrounds. All of the following Smoky Mountain campsites offer restrooms with running water and flushable toilets as well as fire gra...

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Smoky Mountain Rentals: Jeeps, Side By Sides + More

July 29, 2020

Smoky Mountain rentals are a great way to get around the Pigeon Forge & Gatlinburg area in style and comfort. Whether you're on a big family vacation or a romantic getaway for ...

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