GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
The 'great' outdoors got their name from the Great Smoky Mountains. Well, maybe not really, but they should have. The Great Smoky Mountains
are Sevierville’s backyard and America’s most visited national park.
Come on over and play. With 800 miles of maintained trails, Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers hikes for everyone from strenuous
all day and overnight hikes to quick and scenic “stretch your legs” walks. Don’t like to hike? The Great Smoky Mountains offers ample
opportunities for scenic auto tours, picnicking, fishing and horseback riding.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park also offers educational programs for children and adults that let you learn even more about the
bio-diversity of this International Bio Sphere Reserve.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is free to enter and enjoy.
Hiking Tip: Pick up a hiking guide for the Great Smoky Mountains when you enter town at the Sevierville Visitor Center located at 3099
Winfield Dunn Parkway (1.5 miles from I-40 Exit 407). Best of all, all purchases at this gift shop, which is operated by Great Smoky
Mountains Association, benefit the national park.
Most Popular Hiking Trails
Self-Guided Nature Trails
||5 miles; 340' climb; moderate: a relatively flat trail leading to the 20' falls
||2.5 miles; 400' climb; easy; trail leads to an erosion-created tunnel
||4 miles; 1,335' climb; strenuous; winds through a virgin forest to the Chimney Top pinnacles
|Hen Wallow Falls
||4 miles; 520' climb; moderate; good, short day hike to 95' falls
|Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail
||3,000' loop, paved trail with educational exhibits and communications media
|Alum Cave Bluffs
||5 miles; passes through a bald of mountain laurel and rhododendrons
||0.5 miles; see how settlers used native plants
||1 mile; introduction to the Smokies' natural history
||0.75 miles; grove of old-growth deciduous trees
||2.5 miles; paved trail leads through a pine-oak forest to the falls
Map out your trail by downloading the Great Smoky Mountains National Park's online map. Just Click Here.