Best Smoky Mountains Hikes For Kids

By Marco Christiansen | Jun 21, 2021


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There are more than 800 miles of hiking trails in Gatlinburg, including over 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail that runs through the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.



Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls Trail is a very popular kid-friendly hike in Gatlinburg accessed near the Sugarlands Visitor Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Gatlinburg Trail

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

Little Brier Gap Trail to Walker Sisters Home

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

Tremont on Middle Prong Trail

Casa Batlló is identifiable as Modernism or Art Nouveau in the broadest sense. To locals, it’s a slice of Barcelona tradition.

Clingmans Dome Observation Tower Trail

Clingmans Dome Observations Tower Trail is a steeply inclined paved short trail that leads to the top of Clingmans Dome.



These are just a few of the easy hikes in the Smoky Mountains for kids, but as you can see, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a great place to take a family hiking vacation.

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