Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park  by Kevin Adams

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park Guide Book

by Kevin Adams (Falcon Guides)
Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park  by Kevin Adams
An amazing and vast variety of plants and animals live under the canopy of endless trees that make up Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which spans the North Carolina–Tennessee border. This completely revised and updated guidebook features 82 hikes, with finely tuned hike narratives, gorgeous photos, and detailed maps to guide you through America’s most visited national park. 

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Trails from the "Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park" Guide Book
Displaying trails 20 of 82.

Displaying trails 1 to 20 of 82.

Cooper Road was once a major access route into Cades Cove. Its wide and relatively gentle grade makes it a popular trail for equestrians and hikers. While you’re likely to encounter horses and a few h ...
Tallassee, TN - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 11.6
Abrams Falls is only about 20 feet high, but it has the greatest water volume of any major waterfall in the park, and also the largest plunge pool. The hike follows closely beside Abrams Creek nearly ...
Townsend, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 5
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Although the superlative scenic and ecological attributes of the Albright Grove hike are dulled by the devastating death of the eastern hemlock trees, this hike remains a crown jewel in the Smokies. I ...
Cosby, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 6.8
It doesn’t get much better than this! Every able person who visits the Smokies is encouraged to make this hike at least once, even if you can’t stand a crowd. If continuing the 2.7 miles from the bluf ...
Gatlinburg, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4.6
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On the open and grassy Andrews Bald grow flame azaleas and Catawba rhododendron, both peaking their blooms sometime around mid- to late June. If you’ve been to Gregory Bald, you might be a little disa ...
Bryson City, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.6
Sections of this hike are covered in other hikes in this guidebook and there is no shortage of literature about the Appalachian Trail (AT). The intent here is simply to provide a concise outline of k ...
Bryson City, NC - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 31.5
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Sections of this hike are covered in other hikes in this guidebook and there is no shortage of literature about the Appalachian Trail (AT). The intent here is simply to provide a concise outline of k ...
Bryson City, NC - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 40.3
The theme of this self-guided nature hike is nature’s reclamation of a logged northern hardwood forest. Use the nature trail brochure available at the trailhead for more details on this theme. While ...
Cherokee, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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Considering the popularity of the Roaring Fork area and the short hike to Baskins Creek Falls, it’s surprising that relatively few people make this hike. The waterfall is picturesque and well worth th ...
Gatlinburg, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 3.2-6 miles
This may be the perfect hike for inexperienced or first-time backpackers, as well as for day hikers. It’s an easy creek-side walk, but long enough to make you feel as though you’ve done something. It ...
Newport, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 10.6
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Remember that commercial where those guys are sitting around the campfire drinking beer and one of them says, “You know, it just doesn’t get any better than this”? Well, he could have been talking abo ...
Newport, NC - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 17.4
The hike outlined here is among the finest three-night backpacks in the park. It follows high mountain crests as it loops around the entire upper Big Creek drainage. The high-elevation forests are dar ...
Waynesville, NC - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 34
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You might be a little wary of hiking a trail called “Boogerman,” but there’s no cause for alarm. Robert “Boogerman” Palmer, the former owner of much of the woodland you hike through, supposedly recei ...
Waynesville, NC - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 7.4
This is a grand backpacking trip, featuring much of what makes the Smokies famous. It offers several miles of scenic creek-side hiking, old-growth forests, abundant spring wildflowers, a rare shingle ...
Cherokee, NC - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 17.2
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A fine outing featuring historic structures and ruins, wildflowers, and great views, the hike to Brushy Mountain is a gem of the Smokies. If you hike in April, expect lots of company along the first m ...
Gatlinburg, TN - Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 11.8
Nearly everyone who visits the Smokies spends a little time at Newfound Gap, where this hike begins. Unless you just like hanging out in crowds, you’ll want to park and hit the trail quickly. However, ...
Bryson City, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 8.2
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This is a terrific three-day hike, encompassing much of what the Smokies have to offer. You spend half the time hiking on the high-elevation crest and the other half along headwater streams and throug ...
Bryson City, NC - Backpacking,Hiking,Horseback Riding - Trail Length: 27.3
The first 0.5 mile of Chestnut Top Trail provides possibly the finest spring wildflower show of any trail in the Smokies of comparable distance. Considering that the Smokies have perhaps the greatest ...
Townsend, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 1
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This hike offers cascading streams, wildflowers, scenic forest views, rugged rock outcrops, and unparalleled vistas. Access to the trailhead is easy, and the hike is relatively short. What it doesn’t ...
Gatlinburg, TN - Hiking - Trail Length: 4
Hiking to the top of the highest mountain in the park (6,643 feet) and the third highest in the East (Mount Mitchell is first at 6,684 feet, Mount Craig is second at 6,647 feet) is bittersweet. On one ...
Bryson City, NC - Hiking - Trail Length: 1.5
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