Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Trails in Smoky Mountains

Abrams Falls Trail

Abrams Falls is a 5-mile roundtrip hike. The trail begins in the back of Cades Cove loop road and is a moderate hike. Abrams Falls has the largest water volume of any park fall, and is among the most photogenic. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road ...

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Anthony Creek Trail

Anthony Creek Trail is a strenuous 3.5 mile trail. This is Cades Cove's easternmost trail. It begins in the Cades Cove picnic area. The trail follows Anthony Creek to its headwaters. After another mile the path merges with Bote Mountain Trail. Destinations include Spence Field, the Appalachian Trail, and ...

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Balsam Mountain Trail

The Balsam Mountain Trail is a pleasant walk through a forest of hardwoods to its terminus at the Appalachian Trail. This is a historical area abound with old shanties and fields that were once filled with livestock and lumbermen. The Laurel Gap Shelter is available for overnight use with ...

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Baxter Creek Trail

Baxter Creek Trail may be combined with Big Creek Trail and Swallow Fork Trail to form a nice loop back to the campground. It travels along a 6 mile ridge with is absolutely beautiful. The trail passes through several different forest types once of which has a beautiful thick ...

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Big Creek Trail

The Big Creek Trail is located in the campground just south of Waterville and the Big Creek Ranger Station. The trail is part of a network of trails, looping with Baxter Creek, Swallow Fork Trail and Low Gap Trail, all of which are just south of the famous Appalachian ...

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Bone Valley Trail

Bone Valley Trail is a short spur trail located off Lakeshore Trail and Hazel Creek Trail. If offers views of the restored historical Hall Cabin. The area is beautiful and very isolated. The trail crosses back and forth over wonder tumbling trout streams. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 ...

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Boogerman Trail

The trail is located in the Chataloochee Area following rushing trout streams and an old homestead. The trail begins at elevation 2,400 feet climbs steadily then dips back to 2,400 feet at the old farm site. It climbs almost 1,000 feet to a poplar forest then descends once again ...

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Bradley Fork Trail

This is a moderate trail traveling 5 miles and only changing elevation of 900 feet. The trail travels along side the Bradly Fork Creek on an old gravel road which offers several side trails to surrounding ridge trails including the famous Appalachian Trail. The last mile of Bradley Fork ...

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Cades Cove Nature Trail

This is a great trail for families. It is less than one mile past the Cades Cove Visitor Center, and begins along the loop road. The two mile loop hike takes about an hour. A brochure explains more about the Cove's cultural and natural history. Despite its convenience, few ...

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Caldwell Fork Trail

The Caldwell Fork Trail is a moderate trail which follows a rushing stream. There are a number of foot bridges which keep you from getting your feet wet. The trail is heavily used by horse traffic, consequently it is mired in places. The trail travels through a beautiful old ...

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Cataloochee Divide Trail

The Cataloochee Divide Trail is a moderate trail gaining elevation of approximately 1,500 feet over a 6.5 mile trek. The trail experiences a few major climbs from Double Gap and just below Hemphill Bald to Cove Creek Gap. This trail can be accessed off Hemphill Road which offers access ...

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Chestnut Branch Trail

This is a strenuous 2 mile hike. It leads to the Appalachian Trail crossing over Chestnut Branch Creek. It passes several old home sites while traveling through a beautiful forest. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road , Gatlinburg, TN, 37738, Phone: 423-436-1200 Great Smoky Mountains National ...

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Cold Spring Gap Trail

This trail is part of the network of trails located north of Fontana Lake. It travels along side Cold Spring Branch. It is a strenuous trek over rocking terrain climbing nearly 2,500 feet over a 4 mile distance. Water is available in a boulder field about .25 miles before ...

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Cooper Road Trail

This little used 10.5 mile trail begins four miles from the loop entrance. It was once used for easy access to Cades Cove. It is a level, easy path. The trail ends at the Park boundary, but many hikers turn around earlier. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park ...

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Deep Creek Trail

This poplar trout stream trail ascends around 2,800 feet over 14 miles. The lower portion of the trail runs along an old railroad grade. There are a number of primitive campsites dotting the trail. The hiker will cross 4 major ridges down to the stream. When the ridges intersect ...

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