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Best Smoky Mountains Hikes For Kids

For children, the Smoky Mountains offer not only an opportunity to connect with nature but also a chance to unleash their curiosity and boundless energy on the trails. 

Laurel Falls Trail

This is a VERY POPULAR kid-friendly hike in Gatlinburg accessed near the Sugarlands Visitor Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Features

80 foot cascading Laurel Falls

Skill Level

EASY

Length

2.6 miles out and back

Time to Hike

About 2 hours

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Gatlinburg Trail

Easy kid-friendly, bike-friendly, and pet-friendly trail leading from downtown Gatlinburg to the Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Features

Runs along the Little Pigeon River

Skill Level

EASY

Length

2.8 miles out and back (1.4 miles to Sugarlands Visitor Center)

Time to Hike

2 hours if hiking out and back

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Little Brier Gap Trail to Walker Sisters Home

Easy hike accessed from the Little Greenbrier School parking from April-November.

Features

Walker Sisters Home/Historic

Skill Level

MODERATE/EASY 

Length

2.6 miles out and back

Time to Hike

2 hours if hiking out and back

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Tremont on Middle Prong Trail

There are three cascading waterfalls, plenty of climbing features for older kids, and the trail is level the entire way. 

Features

3 cascading waterfalls/historic

Skill Level

EASY

Length

8.3 miles 

Time to Hike

1-2 hours if hiking out and back

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Bear’s Wilderness Lodge

Where to stay in the Smokies?

Gatlinburg Arts & Crafts District Less than 10 minutes from Downtown Gatlinburg

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