The Quiet Side Of The Smokies


In recent years, the popularity of the Smoky Mountains has led to more and more tourists visiting each year. This, in turn, has led to some areas in the park becoming quite crowded. 

Beyond the bustling towns of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge lies a quieter side to this majestic mountain range that is often overlooked.

What Is The Quiet Side Of The Smokies?

The small town is nestled between two rivers and surrounded by lush forests, providing a tranquil setting for visitors.


Townsend offers a variety of outdoor activities such as fishing, hiking, horseback riding, and more. 

This small town on the outskirts of the Smokies is centrally located between Gatlinburg and Cades Cove.

Wears Valley

Here you can enjoy amazing mountain views while hiking or biking along the many trails, or simply relax with friends over a campfire in one of the many campgrounds.

What are quiet trails in the Smoky Mountains?

Spruce Flats Falls

Middle Prong Trail

Baskins Creek Trail

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