Smoky Mountain Scavenger Hike Adventure
Enjoy adventure travel in the Smokies to the fullest extent by planning a hiking vacation or just an afternoon of family fun! This great hiking adventure book will lead you on easy, moderate, and strenuous hikes through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, with the added twist of a scavenger hunt. Authors John & Kat LaFevre have compiled directions, history, and little known facts about each trail to help you enjoy the splendor of the Smoky Mountains!
Tennessee Vacation Packages
Enjoy hiking in the Smokies with a backpack filled with everyting you need for your adventure into the Park and head for the hills! Maps, trail ratings, tips for enjoying the National Park, snack lunch, and comfort items. Includes 2 nights accommodations. Additional packages available.
Wears Valley Adventures
MOTORCYCLE TOURS, HIKING, KAYAKING, FISHING, 4 WHEELING, WATERFALL DINING, COOL MOUNTAIN CABINS
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70 miles of the trail pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Within the Park's borders, the trail crosses from Davenport Gap near Big Creek on the east to Fontana Dam, N.C. on the southwest, reaching a halfway point at Newfound Gap. It passes near or over several of the highest peaks in the eastern United States. The "AT" winds up over the highlands through grassy balds and descends into the valleys to briefly join other trails. A good place to start your journey is the Sugarlands Visitors Center on Route 441 at the Gatlinburg entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. There are nature exhibits, a short film, guidebooks, maps, and park rangers who give lectures guided strolls, and answer questions. This is where you will pick up camping, hiking & fishing permits.
Back Country Hiking
All overnight hiking in the Park requires a permit which can be obtained at any ranger station. Planning is paramount as the use of campsites must be regulated. 18 campsite shelters are maintained throughout the Park. Each is spaced so that hikers will remain within the recommended eight to ten miles of travel each day. Safety is the most important concern. Hikers should stay only on the marked trails and never travel alone. We want you to enjoy this land of majestic mountains and country charm. Be smart. Learn about the do's and don'ts of hiking in the Park from any Visitor Center or Ranger Station.
Picnicking is an American tradition and no family trip to the Smokies is complete without one. Please remember to dispose of all garbage properly and NEVER feed the bears! Most bears are very used to human presence and seldom feel uninvited to your picnic. Always remember, they are wild animals and can be very unpredictable. These are not domesticated house pets and therefore you should remain at observation distance at all times.
The Park contains several designated picnic areas with tables and grills.
Where to Hike Chart:
Whether you are an avid hiker or a beginner the Smokies offer trails for you. Use this guide for quick reference. For more information, return to Inside the Park.