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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.6
World heritage site · Wildlife Areas · Hiking Trails
A Wondrous Diversity of Life
Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains some of the highest mountains east of the Mississippi River, but it's the ease of access that makes this national park the United States' most visited. U.S. Highway 441 runs through the park, allowing you to drive right up to numerous trailheads and absorb many vehicle-based vistas. Some 1,370 km (850 mi) of hiking trails and unpaved roads allow you to explore the landscape on foot, while brown, rainbow, and lake trout do their best to elude anglers in local waters. The park also offers biking, horseback riding, and river tubing, and features preserved homesteads that provide a glimpse of what life was like when the Appalachian Mountains represented one of America's frontiers. Take a peek at our international travel planner: Great Smoky Mountains National Park and its charms laid bare and easily scheduled.
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Popular things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Wildlife Area
Roaring Fork
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Scenic Drive
Newfound Gap Road
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Mountain
Clingmans Dome
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Waterfall
Laurel Falls
4.4
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Mountain
Mount LeConte
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Geologic Formation
Chimney Tops Trail
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Waterfall
Abrams Falls Trail
4.5
Duration: 2 hours

Trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Hiking Trail
Grotto Falls Parking
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Alum Cave Trail
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
Hiking Trail
Gatlinburg Trail
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min
Hiking Trail
Rainbow Falls Trail
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Hidden gems in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Outdoor Activity
The Sinks
4.8
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Spruce Flats Falls
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
Charlies Bunion
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Park
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
4.7
Duration: 2 hours

Side trips from Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Kid-friendly things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Park
Chimneys Picnic Area
4.9
Duration: 2 hours
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Waterfall
Cataract Falls
4.4
Duration: 2 hours

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