Our favorite part of coming to the Smoky Mountains is the National Park itself. The park contains over 800 miles of hiking trails and we've listed some of them below to help you plan your getaway. The listings in BOLD are the most popular but not necessarily the best, we love to explore some of the less traveled areas of the park. Each section is listed by difficulty with the easier hikes listed first, click on the trail name for a more detailed description of the hike. Have fun and get out there!
|Trail||Location||Trail Features||R/T Miles||Elevation Gain||Difficulty Rating|
|Andrews Bald||Newfound Gap / Clingmans Dome||Panoramic Views ||3.5||899||5.3|
|Chimney Tops||Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte||Panoramic Views||3.8||1487||6.77|
|Jump Off, The||Newfound Gap / Clingmans Dome||Panoramic Views||6.5||1275||9.05|
|Bullhead Trail||Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte||Views / Interesting Geology||5.9||1607||9.11|
|Sugarland Mtn Trail (upper)||Newfound Gap / Clingmans Dome||Solitude / Views||7.0||1090||9.18|
|Newfound Gap / Clingmans Dome||Panoramic Views||8.1||1640||11.38|
|Gregory Bald (Parson Branch)||Cades Cove / Townsend||Panoramic Views / Old Growth Forest||8.8||2300||13.40|
|Mt. LeConte (via Alum Cave)||Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte||Panoramic Views / Geological||11.0||2763||16.53|
|Mt. Cammerer||Greenbrier / Cosby||Panoramic Views / Historical||11.1||3045||17.19|
|Brushy Mountain (Greenbrier)||Greenbrier / Cosby||Views||11.7||3000||17.70|
|Hemphill Bald Loop||Balsam Mountain||Panoramic Views / Old Growth Forest||13.7||2170||18.04|
|Rocky Top / Thunderhead||Cades Cove / Townsend||Panoramic Views ||13.9||3665||21.23|
|Mt. LeConte (Rainbow Falls) ||Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte||Panoramic Views||13.8||3993||21.79|
|Trail||Location ||Trail Features ||R/T Miles||Elevation Gain||Difficulty Rating |
|Toms Branch Falls||Cherokee / Deep Creek||Waterfalls||0.6||47||0.69|
|Juney Whank Falls||Cherokee / Deep Creek||Waterfalls||0.5||194||0.89|
|Indian Creek Falls ||Cherokee / Deep Creek||Waterfalls||1.9||150|
|Laurel Falls||Elkmont ||Waterfalls||2.3||314||2.93|
|Grotto Falls||Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte||Waterfalls||2.6||585||3.77|
|Chasteen Creek Cascade||Cherokee / Deep Creek||Waterfalls||3.6||340||4.28|
|Baskins Creek Falls||Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte||Waterfalls||3.0||953||4.91|
|Flat Creek Falls ||Balsam Mountain||Waterfalls||4.0||600||5.20|
|Porters Creek Trail||Greenbrier / Cosby||Waterfalls||4.0||699||5.40|
|Deep Creek Loop||Cherokee / Deep Creek||Waterfalls||4.6||579||5.76|
|Hen Wallow Falls||Greenbrier / Cosby||Waterfalls||4.4||900||6.20|
|Abrams Falls||Cades Cove / Townsend||Waterfalls||5.2||675||6.55|
|Rainbow Falls||Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte||Waterfalls||5.4||1685||8.77|
|Middle Prong Trail||Cades Cove / Townsend||Waterfalls||8.3||1140||10.58|
|Cove Mountain||Elkmont ||Waterfalls / Old Growth Forest||7.7||1776||11.25|
|Ramsey Cascades||Greenbrier / Cosby||Waterfalls / Old Growth Forest||8.0||2190||12.38|
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A Walk In The Woods is a full range tour guide service geared to making your time in the Smokies as wonderful as possible. Emphasizing the teaching of natural history, A Walk In The Woods' offers spectacular trips into the Smokies. Our expert guides will take you on a once in a lifetime Smoky Mountain Tour. Your experience may include incredible vistas, gentle cascades, waterfalls, majestic ancient forests, crystal clear mountain streams, old home sites, graveyards or hidden trails.
We are experts in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, medicinal and edible uses of wild plants and mushrooms, wild animals and their habits, backpacking, primitive skills, outdoor survival, and local human history, including the Cherokee and early settlers.
All of our services help make your trip to the Smoky Mountains rewarding and fun. We offer a large selection of Smoky Mountain tours including; interpretive guided nature walks, guided hikes, birding and salamander treks, hiker shuttle service in and around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Appalachian Trail support, trip planning, camping and backpacking equipment rental, guided backpacking trips, classes and seminars. Our goal is to make the Great Smoky Mountains National Park come alive for you.
A Walk in the Woods has been building Smoky Mountain memories for our clients since 1998 as a full-time guide service in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
|Trail||Location||Trail Features||R/T Miles||Elevation Gain||Difficulty Rating |
|Oconaluftee River Trail||Cherokee / Deep Creek||Historical / Stream||3.0||70||3.14|
|Little Brier Gap||Elkmont ||Walker Sisters Place||2.6||285||3.17|
|Goldmine Loop||Cherokee / Deep Creek||Historical / Lake Views / Tunnel||3.1||615||4.33|
|Little River Trail||Elkmont||Stream / Historical||4.9||412||5.72|
|Meigs Mountain Trail||Elkmont ||Quiet Forest / History||4.6||661||5.92|
|Cucumber Gap Loop||Elkmont||Stream / Historical||5.6||830||7.26|
|Grapeyard Ridge Trail ||Greenbrier / Cosby||Injun Creek steam engine wreck||5.8||980||7.76|
|Mingus Creek Trail||Cherokee / Deep Creek||Historic / Wildflowers / Stream||5.8||1515||8.83|
|Boogerman Loop||Cataloochee||Historical / Streams / Old Growth ||7.4||1040||9.48|
|Middle Prong Trail ||Cades Cove / Townsend||Waterfalls / History||8.3||1140||10.58|
|Rich Mountain Loop||Cades Cove / Townsend||Views / Wildflowers / Historical||8.5||1736||11.97|
|Old Settlers Trail||Greenbrier / Cosby||Historical / Tyson McCarter Barn||8.8||1650||12.10|
|Big Fork Ridge Loop||Cataloochee||Old Growth Forest / Historical||9.3||1800||12.90|
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