Category Archive: Smoky Mountains

Get Married In The National Park

May 10, 2021

Weddings in the Smoky Mountains can take place in designated areas of the national park. Purchase a special use permit from the park and follow their guidelines for getting started...

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Mount Sterling: History & Hiking to the Fire Tower

May 3, 2021

Mount Sterling is located on the east side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and features a fire tower with the highest elevation of any fire tower in the eastern United S...

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The Townsend Wye

April 26, 2021

The Townsend Wye is the area where Lamar Alexander Parkway intersects with Little River Road. It is not only an important directional marker in the Great Smoky Mountains National P...

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Cosby, TN | Area Information, Attractions & More

March 26, 2021

Cosby, TN is located on the northeastern border of the Smoky Mountains. Cosby is a great destination for tourists looking to get off the beaten path and away from the traffic of do...

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Winter Hiking Tips For The Great Smoky Mountains

February 1, 2021

Winter hiking in the Smoky Mountains is a unique experience for a handful of reasons. Of course the landscape looks much different than it does in other seasons; you're bound to se...

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Trail Etiquette For Hikers In The Great Smokies

November 16, 2020

Trail etiquette in the Great Smoky Mountains is an important part of experiencing the national park. When you follow the rules - both the actual rules and the understood ones - you...

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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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