Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Trails in Smoky Mountains

Kanati Fork Trail

The Kanati Fork Trail is very strenuous, connecting Thomas Divide Trail with the New Found Gap Road. It offers a beautiful 3 mile hike through a hardwood and hemlock 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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Kephart Prong Trail

Kephart Prong Trail is located north of US 441 / Newfound Gap Road before the road makes two dramatic switchbacks. The trail heads north along the Kephart Prong offering the Kephart Shelter and access to other trails and primitive campsites. This is a good day hike that is slightly ...

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Lakeshore Trail

The Lakeshore Trail is 25 miles long. It travels across the lowlands on the north side of Fontana Lake. The trail does not weave in and out of coves, instead it cuts across the forest. There are numerous primitive camping opportunities along the route with fishing opportunities as well. ...

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Laurel Falls Trail

Laurel Falls is the easiest waterfall hike on the Tennessee side of the park. It is 2.5 miles roundtrip, and follows a paved trail. The trail cuts through the middle of a series of cascades. Laurel Falls is 60 feet high. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road ...

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Little Cataloochee Trail

The Little Cataloochee Trail is a moderate trail, 5 miles in length. This trail may be accessed from the Balsam Mountain Campground area or off Cataloochee Road's gauging station / campground area which is due east. The trail travels along many smaller ridges past old homesteads and through a ...

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Long Bunk Trail

The Long Bunk Trail is a fairly short trail traveling between Little Cataloochee and Mount Sterling Gap Trails. It travels past several early settlements which were part of Little Cataloochee. This trail at one time was called Pig Pen Trail for the pig pen which marked the terminus. The ...

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Long Hungry Ridge Trail

The Long Hungry Ridge Trail is a connector between Twentymile Creek and Gregory Bald Trail. It is a beautiful path through several different forest types. There are primitive campsites available. The trail crosses state lines and becomes Gregory Ridge Trail in Tennessee. Fishing is available along Twentymile and Greer ...

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Lost Cove Trail

Lost Cove is a connector trail between the Appalachian Trail by Sassafras Gap, north of Fontana Lake Dam area and the Western Shoreline Trail. It also connects with Eagle Creek Trail. The trail is strenuous, climbing almost 2,000 feet in less than 4 miles. There is primitive camping available ...

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Martin Gap Trail

The Martin Gap Trail is a 2.7 mile connector trail between Deep Creek and Sukota Ridge Trail. The trail is both a horse trail and foot path. The trail crosses Indian Creek twice where you will see old American Chestnut and hemlock and rhododendron. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, ...

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Mount Sterling Gap Trail

The trail is part of a network of loop trails offering an opportunity to crisscross through the national park. It is a multi-use trail that travels between Long Bunk Trail and Mount Sterling Ridge Trail. If taken with Pretty Hollow Gap Trail and Little Cataloochee Trail, you have traveled ...

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Mount Sterling Ridge Trail

This multi-use trail offers a pleasant hike from Balsam Mountain to Big Creek Trails. The descent is gradual but steady from the Mt. Sterling Fire tower to Pretty Hollow Gap. There is primitive camping permitted along the beautiful hemlock path. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road ...

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Nolan Creek Trail

The Nolan Creek Trail is a moderate trail that closely follows the Nolan Creek offering wonderful fishing opportunities. This is a multi-use trail that is a little over 10 miles long. There are campsites and scenic vistas with a gauging station located near the terminus. Contact Information: The Great Smoky ...

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Noland Divide Trail

This is a beautiful trail traveling through miles of yellow birch, mountain ash, maple and spruce at the higher elevations. The trail crosses back and forth of the Noland Creek a number of times connecting Clingmans Dome Road with Deep Creek Campground. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park ...

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Palmer Creek Trail

The Palmer Creek Trail is a popular equestrian path. It follows along Shanty Mountain crossing Lost Bottom Creek and Pretty Hollow Creek. The path is considered strenuous trail with a gain of almost 1,800 feet within a 3 mile distance. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road ...

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Pinnacle Creek Trail

Pinnacle Creek Trail offers a multitude of opportunities to head in various directions for horseback riding, hiking, fishing and camping. The trail actually connects the Eagle Creek areas and the Hazel Creek areas. Contact Information: The Great Smoky Mountains, 107 Park Headquarters Road , Gatlinburg, TN, 37738, Phone: 423-436-1200 Great ...

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