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Smoky Mountains Outdoor Adventures

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With their mist-covered peaks, verdant forests, and cascading waterfalls, the Smoky Mountains offer a playground for adventurers of all ages. 

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With more than 800 miles on over 150 trails located in the Great Smoky Mountains and surrounding areas, you are sure to find a hike suitable for your family.


Laurel Falls Trail

1.3-mile paved hike to an 80-foot cascading waterfall.

family-friendly hike

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Clingman’s Dome

The view is said to be as far as 100 miles on a clear day.

hike to the top!

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Biking within the park is allowed in several areas, just keep in mind that terrain will dictate the type of bike needed as well as the skill level required to complete the trail.  

Bike The Smokies

Cades Cove

The 11-mile one way loop is open to cyclists as well as motor vehicles.  

Scenic views

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Gatlinburg Trail

If you enjoy history, you will enjoy viewing the remnants of old homesteads and historical buildings. 

nice & easy ride

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Never ridden an ATV? That’s no problem, there's Bluff Mountain Adventures that offers guided ATV tours for all levels and ages. 

ATV  Riding

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Ride the rapids and chase the thrill – white water rafting in the Smokies is an adventure like no other!

Whitewater Rafting

Lower Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Family friendly rafting tour!

Upper Pigeon River Rafting Tour

Challenging adventure!

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Guided horseback rides are available in Great Smoky Mountain National Park from mid-March through late November. 

Horseback  Riding

Rent a Cabin

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

Bear’s Wilderness Lodge

After a day of adventure, relax in a luxurious Smoky Mountains cabin.

Smoky Mountains 7-Day Itinerary

Planning a trip to the Smokies?

takes you to the best places in the Smokies

w/ driving directions

Packing Checklist for every season

insider tips!

Smoky Mountains Attractions For Every Season

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