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If you're looking for some amazing hiking trails to explore near Gatlinburg, look no further than the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

With over 800 miles of trails to choose from, there’s something for everyone. 

The moderate difficulty level and stunning views make it a favorite among hikers of all levels.

Alum Cave Trail  to Mount LeConte

Rainbow Falls Trail

This trail is a moderate to strenuous 5.4-mile roundtrip hike to Rainbow Falls, the tallest single-drop waterfall in the park.

Charlies Bunion

The trail to Charlies Bunion is a strenuous 8-mile round trip hike that follows the Appalachian Trail. 

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Abrams Falls Trail is a moderate 5-mile out-and-back hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Abrams Falls Trail

Laurel Falls Trail

A relatively easy hike with only a few moderate sections.  The highlight of the hike is Laurel Falls, an 80-foot tall waterfall that cascades over a bed of rocks.

Grotto Falls Trail

This trail is a 2.6-mile round trip hike to Grotto Falls, the only waterfall in Great Smoky Mountains National Park that you can walk behind.

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Before setting off on any hike, it’s important to do a bit of research. Know the difficulty of the trail, and whether there are any special regulations in place. 

Where to stay in Gatlinburg?

Book a stay at this beautiful and spacious 5BR/5Ba wooded retreat in the Smokies!

Looking for more that Just a hike?

Here's a free SMoky Mountains Checklist to help you plan!