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.
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About the Author
Johnny Molloy's outdoor passion started on a backpacking trip in Great Smoky Mountains National Park while attending the University of Tennessee. That first foray unleashed love of the outdoors that has led the Tennessee native to spending most of his time backpacking, canoe camping, and tent camping for the past 25 years. Friends enjoyed his outdoor adventure stories; one even suggested he write a book. He pursued his friend's idea and soon parlayed his love of the outdoors into an occupation. The results of his efforts are over 40 books. His writings include hiking guidebooks, camping guidebooks, paddling guidebooks, comprehensive guidebooks about a specific area, and true outdoor-adventure books.