Amazing Things To Do in the Smoky Mountains!

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The Smoky Mountains or as they are sometimes called, “The Smokies”, refers to the Great Smoky Mountains National park and the surrounding Southern Appalachian communities which include the popular gateway communities of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville.

The Smoky Mountains are the most visited national park in the United States with more than 11 million visitors annually.

The Smoky Mountains get their “smoky blue” from the fog that hangs over the mountains created by the respiration of trees, themselves.

This is a great trail in any season, but the winter can be especially beautiful.

Alum Cave Trail

Andrews Bald

Andrew’s Bald is accessed via a 3.6 round trip trek on the Forney Ridge Trail from the Clingman’s Dome parking lot. 

Porter’s Creek-

This is an easy to access trail in the winter due to its lower elevation.

Another great trail included in the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage.

Huskey Gap Trail-

Grotto Falls-

A beautiful 25-foot waterfall located 1.5 miles in on Trillium Gap Trail in Roaring Fork.

Gregory Bald-

This is not an easy hike, but for those willing to climb the 11.6 miles out and back trail to the summit of Gregory Bald in the summer, the reward is worth it.

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