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Hiking in Sevierville

Enjoy The Outdoors Hiking In And Around Sevierville.


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
Abram Falls 5 miles; 340' climb; moderate: a relatively flat trail leading to the 20' falls
Arch Rock 2.5 miles; 400' climb; easy; trail leads to an erosion-created tunnel
Chimney Tops 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

Self-Guided Nature Trails
Alum Cave Bluffs 5 miles; passes through a bald of mountain laurel and rhododendrons
Cades Cove 0.5 miles; see how settlers used native plants
Cosby 1 mile; introduction to the Smokies' natural history
Cove Hardwoods 0.75 miles; grove of old-growth deciduous trees
Laurel Falls 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.