Historical Hikes
TrailLocation
Trail Features
R/T Miles
Elevation Gain
Difficulty Rating 
Oconaluftee River Trail
Cherokee / Deep Creek
Historical / Stream
3.0703.14
Little Brier Gap
Elkmont   
Walker Sisters Place
2.62853.17
Goldmine Loop
Cherokee / Deep Creek
Historical / Lake Views / Tunnel
3.16154.33
Little River Trail
Elkmont
Stream / Historical
4.94125.72
Meigs Mountain Trail
Elkmont   
Quiet Forest / History
4.66615.92
Cucumber Gap Loop
Elkmont
Stream / Historical
5.68307.26
Grapeyard Ridge Trail 
Greenbrier / Cosby
Injun Creek steam engine wreck
5.89807.76
Mingus Creek Trail
Cherokee / Deep Creek
Historic / Wildflowers / Stream
5.815158.83
Boogerman Loop
Cataloochee
Historical / Streams / Old Growth 
7.410409.48
Middle Prong Trail  
Cades Cove / Townsend
Waterfalls / History
8.3114010.58
Rich Mountain Loop
Cades Cove / Townsend
Views / Wildflowers / Historical
8.5173611.97
Old Settlers Trail
Greenbrier / Cosby
Historical / Tyson McCarter Barn
8.8165012.10
Big Fork Ridge Loop
Cataloochee
Old Growth Forest / Historical
9.3180012.90


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!

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Panoramic Views / Scenic Views
Trail
Location
Trail Features
R/T Miles
Elevation Gain
Difficulty Rating
Andrews Bald
Newfound Gap / Clingmans Dome
Panoramic Views    
3.58995.3
Chimney Tops
Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte
Panoramic Views
3.814876.77
Jump Off, The
Newfound Gap / Clingmans Dome
Panoramic Views
6.512759.05
Bullhead Trail
Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte
Views / Interesting Geology
5.916079.11
Sugarland Mtn Trail (upper)
Newfound Gap / Clingmans Dome
Solitude / Views
7.010909.18

Charlies Bunion       

Newfound Gap / Clingmans Dome
Panoramic Views
8.1164011.38
Gregory Bald (Parson Branch)
Cades Cove / Townsend
Panoramic Views / Old Growth Forest
8.8230013.40
Mt. LeConte (via Alum Cave)
Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte
Panoramic Views / Geological
11.0276316.53
Mt. Cammerer
Greenbrier / Cosby
Panoramic Views / Historical
11.1304517.19
Brushy Mountain (Greenbrier)
Greenbrier / Cosby
Views
11.7300017.70
Hemphill Bald Loop
Balsam Mountain
Panoramic Views / Old Growth Forest
13.7217018.04
Rocky Top / Thunderhead
Cades Cove / Townsend
Panoramic Views    
13.9366521.23
Mt. LeConte (Rainbow Falls)                
Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte
Panoramic Views
13.8399321.79

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Waterfall Hikes
Trail
Location  
Trail Features         
R/T Miles
Elevation Gain
Difficulty Rating 
Toms Branch Falls
Cherokee / Deep Creek
Waterfalls
0.6470.69
Juney Whank Falls
Cherokee / Deep Creek
Waterfalls
0.51940.89
Indian Creek Falls   
Cherokee / Deep Creek
Waterfalls
1.9150

2.20

Laurel Falls
Elkmont   
Waterfalls
2.33142.93
Grotto Falls
Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte
Waterfalls
2.65853.77
Chasteen Creek Cascade
Cherokee / Deep Creek
Waterfalls
3.63404.28
Baskins Creek Falls
Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte
Waterfalls
3.09534.91
Flat Creek Falls 
Balsam Mountain
Waterfalls
4.06005.20
Porters Creek Trail
Greenbrier / Cosby
Waterfalls
4.06995.40
Deep Creek Loop
Cherokee / Deep Creek
Waterfalls
4.65795.76
Hen Wallow Falls
Greenbrier / Cosby
Waterfalls
4.49006.20
Abrams Falls
Cades Cove / Townsend
Waterfalls
5.26756.55
Rainbow Falls
Gatlinburg / Mt. LeConte
Waterfalls
5.416858.77
Middle Prong Trail
Cades Cove / Townsend
Waterfalls
8.3114010.58
Cove Mountain
Elkmont   
Waterfalls / Old Growth Forest
7.7177611.25
Ramsey Cascades
Greenbrier / Cosby
Waterfalls / Old Growth Forest
8.0219012.38