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Great Smoky Mountains National Park - TN

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Gems in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - TN - 9

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gem Favorite Hike the popular 2.3 mile roundtrip trail to reach the 80 foot Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls is broken up in an upper and lower section with a narrow bridge cutting across. This photo is shot at the bottom of the lower section of the falls.

Laurel Falls

(92) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Alum Cave Bluff

Alum Cave Bluffs

(67) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Abrams Falls.

Abrams Falls

(69) Wildwood, TN
gem Favorite Mount LeConte after a winter storm on the AT. Clouds hug the ridges and hoarfrost covers the trees.

Charlies Bunion

(53) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls

(48) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite Mount Cammerer Lookout Tower quite literally puts you amidst the clouds.

Mt. Cammerer Lookout Tower

(19) Newport, TN
gem Favorite Hen Wallow Falls - courtesy of the National Park Service.

Hen Wallow Falls

(20) Newport, TN
gem Favorite Inside the arch rock.

Arch Rock

(13) Gatlinburg, TN
gem Favorite The path narrows as it works its way through the fields of Spence Field. Imagine fields like this being used for cattle grazing when settlers lived in the park.

Spence Field

(4) Robbins…, NC

Recommended Routes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - TN - 25

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Favorite Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Difficult

Alum Cave - Cliff Top Out and Back

10.7 mi 17.3 km 2,773' Up 845.09 m Up 2,773' Down 845.09 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite View from Newfound Gap parking lot.
Intermediate/Difficult

Charlies Bunion Out and Back

8.0 mi 12.8 km 1,632' Up 497.37 m Up 1,632' Down 497.29 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite View below the Chimney Tops.
Difficult

Chimney Tops Trail

4.2 mi 6.7 km 1,420' Up 432.7 m Up 1,420' Down 432.77 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Abrams Falls.
Intermediate

Abrams Falls Out and Back

5.1 mi 8.2 km 550' Up 167.56 m Up 550' Down 167.56 m Down

Maryville, TN
Favorite Seen on the way to Ramsey Cascades in late October © Ryan Jones
Difficult

Ramsey Cascades Trail

8.0 mi 12.8 km 2,209' Up 673.28 m Up 2,208' Down 673.1 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Rainbow Falls
Intermediate/Difficult

Rainbow Falls

5.4 mi 8.7 km 1,607' Up 489.94 m Up 1,607' Down 489.89 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Grotto Falls
Intermediate

Grotto Falls

2.6 mi 4.2 km 515' Up 157.07 m Up 516' Down 157.18 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Mount Cammerer Lookout Tower quite literally puts you amidst the clouds.
Difficult

Mt. Cammerer from Low Gap

10.8 mi 17.4 km 2,848' Up 867.98 m Up 2,847' Down 867.91 m Down

Newport, TN
Favorite Rainbow Falls
Difficult

Mount Le Conte Loop

16.0 mi 25.7 km 3,960' Up 1207.09 m Up 3,964' Down 1208.13 m Down

Bryson…, NC

Great Smoky Mountains National Park - TN Running

  • 774 Miles 1,245 Kilometers of Trail
  • 25 Recommended Routes
  • 9 Gems Gems
  • 34 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 86 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 4 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park - TN - 99

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4.1 mi 6.6 km #1Laurel Falls Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN 34 
4.2 mi 6.8 km #2Middle Prong Trail
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN 30 
2.8 mi 4.5 km #3Baskins Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN 16 
5.4 mi 8.7 km #4Boulevard Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN 11 
0.5 mi 0.8 km #5Cliff Top Viewpoint Access
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
5.0 mi 8.1 km #6Alum Cave Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN 15 
0.8 mi 1.3 km #7Cades Cove Nature Trail
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate
Wildwood, TN 13 
0.6 mi 1.0 km #8Mount Cammerer Trail
Intermediate
Newport, TN
Intermediate
Newport, TN
0.6 mi 0.9 km #9Cosby Nature Trail
Intermediate
Newport, TN
Intermediate
Newport, TN
5.0 mi 8.0 km #10Gregory Ridge Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Wildwood, TN

Photos of Great Smoky Mountains National Park - TN - 582

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Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Sep 3, 2015 near Gatlinburg, TN
Seen on the way to Ramsey Cascades in late October © Ryan Jones
Jan 16, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Plenty of mountains to view from Clingman's Dome.
Mar 31, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Hike the popular 2.3 mile roundtrip trail to reach the 80 foot Laurel Falls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The falls is broken up in an upper and lower section with a narrow bridge cutting across. This photo is shot at the bottom of the lower section of the falls.
Apr 7, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Rainbow Falls
Sep 4, 2015 near Gatlinburg, TN
View from Newfound Gap parking lot.
Sep 2, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Abrams Falls.
Feb 3, 2016 near Wildwood, TN
Mount Cammerer Lookout Tower quite literally puts you amidst the clouds.
Apr 3, 2017 near Newport, TN