Great Smoky Mountains Hiking Trails
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a world-class hiking destination and justifiably so, with literally hundreds of options for day hikes and multi-day backpacking trips. The Smokies’ backcountry is a rich wilderness with incredible biodiversity, fascinating pioneer and Native American history, pristine rivers and creeks, waterfalls, wildlife, and huge Appalachian views. It’s locally and nationally known for being a unique and charming place to vacation. If you go, we heartily recommend setting some aside for hiking!
Hiking Trail Options
The Great Smoky Mountains offer an abundance of hiking trail options that we’ve categorized by interest. Below are hiking trail categories that we invite you to peruse and see which one most fits what you’re looking for. Click on the hiking trail category to see descriptions of the individual trails, and options for how to make the most of your time in the Smokies. Whether you’re interested in hiking trails with kids, adventure trails, backpacking trails…etc. you’ll find what you’re looking for here.