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Gatlinburg Trail

Sugarlands Visitor Center, Gatlinburg, TN
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Good alternative

We always like to take a family hike when visiting the Smoky Mountain National Park. My wife is... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Josh S
via mobile
Nice, but crowded

Its about 4 miles out and back. You can start from the Sugarlands Visitor Center or access the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Fort Mitchell, Kentucky
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Sugarlands Visitor Center, Gatlinburg, TN
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We always like to take a family hike when visiting the Smoky Mountain National Park. My wife is still recovering from a broken foot this past summer so this was a nice alternative. It is primarily flat, but it is near water and us very...More

Thank Josh S
Reviewed 6 days ago

Its about 4 miles out and back. You can start from the Sugarlands Visitor Center or access the trail at the end of the strip in Gatlinburg. We started in Gatlinburg, walked to the visitor center and came back. Runs next to the river which...More

Thank aroutte2003
Reviewed 1 week ago

It is two miles and it is easy to walk. The river runs beside the trail most of the way and you can stop and have your picture made at the Smokey Mountains Park entrance sign.

Thank hillbillymansion
Reviewed 1 week ago

Easy hike, close to road noise, follows the river and is pet friendly. Not all hiking trails are open to pets.

Thank Jan P
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the ONLY trail that allows dogs. The trail is nice and a fairly easy hike but very noisy because it runs by the road.

Thank rosieflum
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have pasted by this trail to many times to count. Well this time, we stopped in for one night, We finally stopped and did this hike. My youngest son needed a 3 mile hike for a Cub Scout requirement. This one for the bill!...More

Thank Tchowell
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on a Friday AM and it wasn't too crowded. It was a nice walk until my little one gave out. Would definitely recommend taking a stroller if walking with little ones. Flat and easy to traverse. Most of the trail is adjacent to...More

Thank Dustin J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice walking trail that most everyone can do. Mostly flat to gentle slopes and views of the river. There are a few minor historical foundations along the way too. From town you could do a round trip or just hike to Sugarlands...More

Thank csa1861
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great trail from the end of town to Sugarlands Visitors Center. Nice walk along the stream and to see many people taking pictures at the Great Smokey Mountains National Park sign along the way. Trail goes under the By-Pass to the visitors center. A short...More

Thank Alienbikerider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is what I took my granddaughter to the mountains for, a beautiful river walk, quiet, natural; a well maintained park path to the visitor center that a nine year old can navigate with ease.

Thank jasmine S
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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
10 June 2017|
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Response from Bob H | Reviewed this property |
I agree with Jani P. It really doesn't appear wide enough to have been a Road for motorized vehicles, but may have worked for horses.
16 May 2017|
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Response from Jani P | Reviewed this property |
Although the wildfire damage is still visible, this is a very relaxing, level trail. Very good for families with young children.