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Great Smoky Mountains National Park Guide

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Trillium Gap Trail to Grotto Falls
Trillium Gap Trail to Grotto Falls

Access to the trailhead is along the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This is a one-way loop road. Large vehicles (motor homes) and trailers are prohibited.

Trillium Gap trail is ok, but rocky &...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Clingmans Dome at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Clingmans Dome at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

At 6,643 feet, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is the highest point in Tennessee, and the third highest mountain east of the Mississippi. Only Mt....

Metcalf Bottoms Trail
Metcalf Bottoms Trail

This is a short nature trail type of hike to Little Greenbrier School. We learned once we got to our destination that you can also drive right to the school, but this is a nice hike through the...

Rated 4 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Newfound Gap Road at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Newfound Gap Road at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

In southern Appalachian vernacular, a gap is a low point in a mountain ridge. New Englanders call such places “notches” while westerners refer to them as mountain “passes.” At an elevation of 5,046...

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hikes
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hikes

Whether you delight in the challenge of a strenuous hike to the crest of a mountain or prefer to sit quietly and watch the sun set, Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a myriad of activities...

Mt Leconte Summit via Alum Cave Trail
Mt Leconte Summit via Alum Cave Trail

The Alum Cave Trail is the shortest and steepest of the five trails leading to the Le Conte massif, which contains four separate peaks in all, the highest of which has an elevation of 6,593 feet. Due...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members
Laurel Falls at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Laurel Falls at Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Laurel Falls is one of the most popular destinations in the park and parking at the trailhead is limited. The area is especially busy on weekends year-round and on weekdays during summer. Laurel...

Rated 5 out of 5 by EveryTrail members

Perfect Day

Smoky Mountains sunrise (redeemedBYgrace, 8 Nov 2007)
2.5 of 5 stars 2 Votes

Perfect Weekend

4.5 of 5 stars 32 Votes
Second Honeymoon for Park Lovers (familyville, 12 Jun 2006)
3.5 of 5 stars 6 Votes
3.0 of 5 stars 11 Votes

Best Of

6,000 feet up (Bluecuzco, 4 Dec 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 8 Votes
10 things to do in the Smokies... (firefighterzgrl, 17 Oct 2007)
4.5 of 5 stars 13 Votes
Stuff to do in Gatlinburg... (firefighterzgrl, 12 Jul 2006)
4.5 of 5 stars 17 Votes

Recent Trip

Great Smoky Mountains (zack728, 18 Jul 2011)
3.5 of 5 stars 1 Vote
Honeymoon in Sevierville (Jonathon D, 27 Dec 2011)
3.5 of 5 stars 3 Votes
Easter Break in the Smokies (bud41, 13 Apr 2007)
3.0 of 5 stars 3 Votes