Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Trails in Smoky Mountains

Deep Low Gap Trail

Deep Gap Trail is a moderate trail which connects Indian Creek with Newton Bald. The trail ascends about 2,500 feet under 9 miles. It goes from Deeplow Gap and then dips to Little Creek Falls offering beautiful views of tumbling waters. The trail then travels through an open field ...

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Eagle Creek Trail

The trail travels off the Appalachian Trail near the Spence Field Shelter. It travels over 9 miles changing with a changing elevation of 3,000 feet. It crosses rippling streams 19 times. Be prepared with waterproof footwear. The trail follows an old railroad grade leading to open meadow areas. There ...

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Enloe Creek Trail

Enloe Creek Trail is the only trail which directly links Bradley Fork and Raven Fork areas. The trail difficulty is moderate dropping only 1,200 feet with 3.5 miles of travel. There are primitive campsite along the waterside route. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road , Gatlinburg, ...

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Flat Creek Trail

This is a beautiful day-hike traveling 2.5 miles and changing elevations of only 400 feet. The trail is considered moderate and has only a few slippery, steep spots. The trail is located near the Balsam Mountain Campground making this a great side trip for campers. Contact Information: The Great Smoky ...

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Fork Ridge Trail

Fork Ridge Trail is accessed off Deep Creek Trail to the south and the Appalachian Trail to the north. It can also be accessed from Clingman's Dome Road on the north. There are primitive campsites available in addition to the Mt. Collins Shelter on the Appalachian Trail. The trail ...

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Forney Creek Trail

Forney Creek Trail is a lower creek trail that is considered strenuous. It connects the Fontana Lake to Clingman's Dome. The trail is 10 miles long with an elevation change of 4,000 feet. There are trout streams and primitive campsites along the route. A number of the streams are ...

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Forney Ridge Trail

The Forney Ridge Trail is a fairly challenging trail which dips over 2,400 feet in a little less and 6 miles. The trail travels through beautiful spruce-fir forest types to Andrews Bald. Scenic views are available from this point. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road , ...

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Grassy Branch Trail

Grassy Branch Trail is a challenging trail which begins north off Newfound Gap Road on Kephart Prong Trail. It is located along the Richland Mountain ridge where an overnight shelter may be reserved through the ranger station. Water is available along the route. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 ...

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Gregory Ridge Trail

The Cove's most scenic, but strenuous, hike is the Gregory Bald Ridge Trail. The trailhead is on Forge Creek Road. Follow Forge Creek Road two miles. It ends as a parking lot. The six-mile trail to Gregory Bald begins here. This tough trip gains 3,000 feet in elevation. Old ...

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Grotto Falls Trail

Grotto Falls is an easy trail off the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. It is 2.4 miles roundtrip though a hemlock dominated forest. Grotto Falls is distinctive as the only waterfall in the park one can walk behind. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road , Gatlinburg, ...

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Hazel Creek Trail

The Hazel Creek Trail offers wonderful fishing opportunities in addition to the scenery and backcountry camping. The trail has an elevation change of approximately 3,200 feet within a 16.5 mile distance. The area has an interesting logging history being the site of an old sawmill and logging camp. The ...

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Henwallow Falls Trail

Henwallow Falls is near Cosby Campground, south of Cosby, Tennessee. It is a 4.4 mile roundtrip along a moderate trail. This 45-foot fall receives less visitation than many other area falls. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road , Gatlinburg, TN, 37738, Phone: 423-436-1200 Great Smoky Mountains ...

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Indian Creek Road Trail

Indian Creek is a lower creek trail of 4.5 miles. Most of the path is along a gravel road climbing 1,500 feet. The trail ascends to Sunkota Ridge, Martin Gap and Deep Creek Trails. The hike is very beautiful weaving along the rushing Indian Creek and through deep woodlands. Contact ...

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Jenkins Ridge Trail

Jenkins Ridge Trail rises approximately 2,000 feet within a 6 mile distance. The beginning of the trail is extremely steep and known as one of the steepest trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. As the trail gradually levels off, it reaches the Appalachian Trail. The trail crosses ...

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Jonas Creek Trail

The Jonas Creek Trail is a strenuous connector trail off Forney Creek and Welch Ridge Trails. The route is gorgeous leading through three separate forest-types. There are beautiful headwaters and scenic vistas. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road , Gatlinburg, TN, 37738, Phone: 423-436-1200 Great Smoky ...

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