Gatlinburg Trail is a hiking and biking trail in Sevier County, Tennessee. It is within Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is 1.3 miles long and begins at 1,334 feet altitude. Traveling the entire trail is 2.7 miles with a total elevation gain of 343 feet. The Sugarlands Fire Cache and Vegetation Bldg fire station can be seen along the trail.
Gatlinburg Trail Professional Review and Guide
"This walk between Sugarlands Visitor Center and Gatlinburg is not for people looking for a wilderness experience in the Smokies. As a shuttle or out-and-back hike, there are better short hikes than this. However, it’s a great split-party hike, especially if you’re staying in Gatlinburg. Have your party drop you off at the visitor center and meet them back in town, or head out early in the morning and meet your party at the visitor center. The trail is popular among locals as a fitness and dog-walking path. It’s one of only two trails in the park that allow dogs (on leash) and one of only four that allow bicycles. (Oconaluftee River Trail allows dogs and bikes; Deep Creek Trail and Indian Creek Trail allow bikes on their lower sections.) A highlight of the hike is the short side trip to Cataract Falls."
--Kevin Adams, Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park (Falcon Guides).
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