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Gatlinburg Trail

Sugarlands Visitor Center, Gatlinburg, TN
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Go when it snows

I've been on this tail many times but it's at it's best when there's snow everywhere. My children... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cory W
via mobile
Perfect trail that follows the river for 2 miles.

The Gatlinburg trail starts/ends at the edge of downton Gatlinburg and runs along the river through... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Knoxville, Tennessee
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Sugarlands Visitor Center, Gatlinburg, TN
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I've been on this tail many times but it's at it's best when there's snow everywhere. My children had their first snow ball fight here. Made snow man and snow angels. It was so much fun.

Thank Cory W
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gatlinburg trail starts/ends at the edge of downton Gatlinburg and runs along the river through the National Park all the way to the Sugarlands Visitor Center. You can also park here and start the trail on this end as well. The trail is gravel...More

Thank AppalachianWanderers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a very nice paved path (some loose gravel). Right along the river with a wonderful view the entire time you walk. It is on the easy side.

Thank Keona S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This trail starts right out side the west side of town. There is a decent amount of 2 hour parking at the start point. The trail is well marked and well groomed. The trail is pretty level and is about 2 miles into the park...More

2  Thank David C
Reviewed 10 January 2018

We wore layers because it was cold, and flurrying. But the hike was beautiful. The water was partly frozen. Everything was peaceful, quiet, and breathtaking. Well worth the trip.

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 7 January 2018

I wanted to photograph some of the streams and small waterfalls. Trail is well designed and well maintained. Much better in the spring and summer seasons than winter. Starts at the welcome center.

Thank MRbluegill
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Girlfriend and I took our dogs on a great hike on this trail. It’s absolutely beautiful walking along the water and seeing the beautiful views. I would highly recommend this trail with or without dogs.

1  Thank Scraggsy123
Reviewed 23 December 2017 via mobile

Since the national park only allows dogs on two trails in GSMNP, we took this trail with our dogs. My husband and I (and the dogs) normally prefer a more challenging hike, but due to the restrictions on other trails, we ended up here with...More

1  Thank Augustandwally
Reviewed 22 December 2017

Great hikes with cabin, waterfall & even longer hikes if you have time. The Sugarlands Visitor Center is a great place to visit for about 40 minutes. Flush toilets & vending machines are right there, which is very helpful.

Thank strongdesigns
Reviewed 9 December 2017

Went to the trail during thanksgiving week. The drive from Gatlinburg can take some time, especially if you get behind a driver that is scared of curvy roads. Once their, it can be quite busy. We parked outside of the park and walked in. Nice...More

Thank Todd W
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7 February 2018|
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Response from maddi911 | Reviewed this property |
No. It's just a quick tour through some great nature sites. It can be fit in to a day of several activities. Be prepared for Cades Cove if you go. It's about 30 min drive to get there and then the drive through Cades Cove... More
Robyn A
4 December 2017|
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Response from rock o | Reviewed this property |
Yep, I'd be sure to use a leash.
18 June 2017|
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Response from VicnLel R | Reviewed this property |
You can, but we did not. We parked at the other end of the trail. There is an entrance and small parking area near town. We walked back toward the Visitors Center. Very nice trail suitable for first time and "out of shape... More