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Mount LeConte
#1 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
I would recommend this for anyone wanting to escape and enjoy the beauty of nature and the peacefulness of feeling you’re on top of the world.
We will continue this family tradition as long as we can, and we are so thankful for the wonderful Park workers and Volunteers who make it possible.
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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
#2 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a great place to see bears and deer, historic buildings, and go on many hiking trails, some of which lead to water falls.
Very pretty drive, nature at its best with beautiful cascading streams and hiking trails to waterfalls.
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Chimneys Picnic Area
#3 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This area of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a perfect place to unwind, enjoy a picnic, or explore the beauty of the stream that courses along the picnic area.
We were delighted to find this picnic area in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park!
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Alum Cave Trail
#4 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The trail starts out meandering the river which had many opportunities to stop and look at the beauty of nature (many tiny waterfalls going over the boulders).
We have been on many National Park trails, and we thought Alum was one of the best maintained popular trails we have experienced.
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Spruce Flats Falls
#5 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Love the area, the woods, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
The falls were absolutely beautiful and it is a great place to get away from the big crowds you will normally find in the park in peak times.
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Ramsey Cascades
#6 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Ramsey's Cascades is a 12 mile, strenous hike through the GSMNP, on the East side of the park, in East Tennessee, to the cascades (from GSMNP website: Ramsey Cascades is the tallest waterfall in the park, dropping...
You may see one or two other hikers along the way but for the most part its easy to feel one with nature!
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Roaring Fork
#7 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The Roaring Fork Historic Nature Trail is a beautiful scenic drive through the forest with several interesting stops along the way such as historic cabins, mills, churches, and cemeteries.
... of bears - the beauty of the stream, trees, and serenity gives you such a high - hate to go back to the hustle and bustle of the city - highly recommend this to anyone who wants to enjoy nature at its very best.
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Great Smoky Mountain National Park Cosby 13.9 km away
#1 of 3 Nature & Parks in Cosby
The road is super nice We saw elks and bears The museum of the old mountain farm is super nice The views all along the park are amazing We would have loved to have more then there to hike!
We had a very enjoyable trip despite the weather, and highly recommend a visit to Great Smoky Mountain National Park, especially to nature lovers!
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Clingmans Dome
#8 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Coming down the peak we were wrapped in a cooling mist, and distancing ourselves from the other hikers, we found the experience truly magical...setting sun, mist, nature sounds...the lasting impact of such a momen...
Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Smoky Mountains national Park, It is crowned by a observation tower which will give you panoramic views in every direction.
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Oconaluftee Islands Park Cherokee, NC 10.9 km away
#2 of 4 Nature & Parks in Cherokee
wonderful place to go and sit and relax and watch the river flow by and the kids can play in the water It has picnic areas and a few bridges to walk over...I would highly recommend that you stop at the park if you...
Spotless trails and fitness stations as well as ample picnic tables make this park a jewel for locals and tourists.
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Chimney Tops Trail
#9 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Chimney Tops Trail is 3.75 mile busy trail located near the Sugarlands Visitor Center in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Perfect early morning hike to get your heart rate up, see nature and get close to one of God's great creations.
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Charlies Bunion
#10 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The park ranger recommended this hike as it was a nice distance (8 miles) for a day hike, and offers a beautiful panoramic view at Charlies Bunion.
I asked a couple of local people (including rangers) about the best hikes to do while visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and this hike seemed to be a first respond for many of them.
Grotto Falls Trail
#11 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
I definitely recommend it for families to do! It's also right by the Roaring Fork Motor Trail so you can do both in the same day and see the beauty of nature!
Grotto Falls is unique in the waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park: you can walk BEHIND the waterfall.
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Cades Cove
#12 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Best of Everything: Nature, Animals, Nature Scenery, History - Pack A Picnic - Bring A Camera to Capture Gorgeous Photos
It's a really nice and pleasant drive through the area with places to stop, park, and enjoy viewing pioneer cabins, Churches, barns, wildlife (turkeys, deer, an occasional bear--keep a healthy distance), splendid...
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Laurel Falls
#13 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Park Rangers seem to walk the trail and keep you safe from the bears too, Truly worth doing and so beautiful to see and touch the falls carefully of course
We enjoyed our time hiking to see Laurel Falls and would recommend it to anyone visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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Gatlinburg Trail Gatlinburg 14.1 km away
#3 of 10 Nature & Parks in Gatlinburg
Amazing and easy walk along the mountain stream makes you feel miles deep into the park while the trailhead is only a few blocks away from most restaurants, shops and hotels.
The Gatlinburg trail is a fun and easy trail that is 2 miles long and starts at the edge of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and ends at the Sugarlands Visitor Center.
Abrams Falls Trail
#14 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Whether you just hike to the falls or continue on, we considered this the prettiest forest hikes we took in Great Smoky's National Park.
This is a very challenging nature hike, so be equipped with hydrating stuff!
Rainbow Falls Trail
#15 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
... sounds; Directions To access Rainbow Falls trailhead turn off the main parkway in Gatlinburg, TN at traffic light #8 and follow Historic Nature Trail Road to the Cherokee Orchard entrance to the national park.
The waterfall at the end is a little disappointing during summer but it is a really excellent trail for nature lovers with allsorts of wildlife to see.
Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies Gatlinburg 16.0 km away
#1 of 10 Nature & Parks in Gatlinburg
Love this aquarium love the shark tunnel and the sting rays and being able to touch them so much nature in one building and very good learning experience if you have children just wish they had dolphins over al...
That place is an amazing spectacle of both a spacious and luxurious home and grounds as well as the Smokey Mountains National Park it borders.
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area
#16 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Our family loves visiting the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and typically we like to utilize the picnic grounds outside of Cades Cove.
You are able to park right near the river and there are picnic tables and grills right on the bank.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Gatlinburg 15.9 km away
#2 of 10 Nature & Parks in Gatlinburg
Our favorite trail is "Chimney Tops", a 5 mile nature hike crossing streams, winding around boulders, by waterfalls, and an abundance of wildlife.
This national park is a treasure filled with beautiful rivers, waterfalls, hiking trails and the occasional adorable bear cub sightings.
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Cataract Falls
#17 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Hike to cataract falls was very easy and the falls at eh end were very pretty:) There is an optional nature loop you can also do in the middle of this trail, so those who wish to do that can.
They are so popular the nearly every tourist guide, from the ones published by the National Park Service to the ones you pick up for free at your hotel, mention the more popular hikes to various falls.
Juney Whank Falls Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC 12.9 km away
#3 of 11 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Love nature..it was perfect weather!
These falls are in the Deep Creek area of the park near Bryson City, NC.
Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
#18 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Wow! Wow! Park your car and walk the trails to see beautiful cascading waterfalls and the serenity of the great Smoky mountains.
So much beautiful nature to enjoy form the flowers to the birds and all of the other wildlife!!!
Mynatt Park Gatlinburg 14.5 km away
#4 of 10 Nature & Parks in Gatlinburg
This park, tucked out of the way on Historic Nature Trail, is a great place to for family R&R, afternoon picnic, playing hoops, walking, or sitting by the creek and reading.
Beautiful park with picnic tables near mountain stream, picnic pavilion,basketball court, tennis courts, baseball diamond and trails.
Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail
#19 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
If you find yourself in the Great Smoky Mountains and at the Sugarlands welcome center, might I suggest that you carve out a few minutes and walk the Sugarlands nature trail.
The Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail is a easy paved trail.
Indian Creek Falls Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC 12.5 km away
#4 of 11 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Fun, fun hiking in a neat park with several waterfalls.
Indian Creek Falls is located in the Deep Creek area of the Smoky Mountains National Park.
Tom Branch Falls Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC 13.0 km away
#5 of 11 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Part of Deep Creek park with several water falls.
Luckily the park service had 4-5 benches set up so you can do just that.
Porters Creek Trail
#20 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This trail was included as a full day hike as a part of the recent wildflower pilgrimage put on by the national park and it was a great way to see some really spectacular wildflowers and views!
My husband has a knack for finding good spots for pleasant walks in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Greenbrier Picnic Area
#21 of 71 Nature & Parks in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
There are a couple of trails on past the picnic grounds, that once you drive on a little further and park, are worth the hikes.
My husband and I drove through the park on a chilly and drizzly April morning.