With its secluded mountain waterways, awe-inspiring views from grassy balds, diverse plant and animal life, and impressive stands of old-growth forest, Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers an overwhelming number of outdoor adventures. Top Trails Great Smoky Mountains National Park describes both the park's classic destinations and lesser-known jewels in 50 must-do hikes.
The trails range from an easy family stroll to a soothing stream, to a 7-mile trek through spruce forest atop a peaceful ridge, to a panoramic 22-mile overnighter. This guide will help you leave the roads to explore the heart of the park. Whether you're looking for a scenic stroll to stretch your legs, a full-day adventure, or a rewarding backpacking trip, you'll find it here.
Each Hike Includes:
Clear and concise directions to the trailhead
A detailed route map and elevation profile
"Don't get lost" milestones
Expert trail commentary
The award-winning Top Trails series includes innovative trail-feature charts with information on child-friendly trails, wildflowers, scenic vistas, and more.