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   Welcome to HikingintheSmokys.com

HikingintheSmokys.com is the most comprehensive site on the internet for hiking trail information in the Great Smoky Mountains. We provide detailed information on more than 80 hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, including trail descriptions, photographs, key features, difficulty ratings, maps and elevation profiles. Unlike the national trail websites, we've personally hiked every trail covered on this website to give you a consistent overview of each hike. Whether you're looking for an easy stroll near Gatlinburg, or an epic hike deep into the Smokies backcountry, we provide all the tools you'll need to make your hiking trip as enjoyable as possible.

To begin your next hiking adventure in the Smokies, simply click on one of the trail directories below:

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Top Ten Hikes



   About Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Straddling along the rugged border of Tennessee and North Carolina are the Great Smoky Mountains, one of the oldest mountain ranges in the hiking trail in the Great Smoky Mountains world. As a result of its exceptional natural beauty, old-growth forests, diversity of wildlife and plant life, including more than 1500 species of flowering plants, the Smokies were designated as one of the first UNESCO World Heritage Sites in 1983. With more than 800 miles of trails meandering throughout the park, including 71 miles of the Appalachian Trail, the Smokies are also widely recognized as one of the top hiking destinations in the east. To learn more about hiking in the Smokies and what the park has to offer, including our list of the top 10 hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, as well as many other hiking and travel related articles, tips and recommendations, please visit our About GSMNP page.

If planning an overnight stay, be sure to visit our Accommodations page to find a wide variety of lodging options in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Townsend and the North Carolina side of the Smokies.




   Top Hiking Guide Books for the Great Smoky Mountains

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National ParkHiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park covers more than 82 hikes in the Smokies. Includes color photographs, trail maps, elevation profiles, quick reference trail highlights and camping tips.




Best Easy Day Hikes in the SmokiesBest Easy Day Hikes covers 22 hikes in the Smokies, including "Quiet Walkways," self-guided nature trails, and recommendations based on best views, nature lovers, history hikes, waterfalls, etc.




Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trail MapNational Geographic Trails Illustrated Map: Trail map for the Great Smoky Mountains contains detailed topographic information, named and clearly marked trails, points of interest and navigational aids. All Trails Illustrated Maps are waterproof and tear-resistant.



To see all of our books and maps related to hiking, history and travel in the Smokies, the Appalachian Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway and the Southern Appalachian region, please visit our hiking book store.



   What's New?

HikingintheSmokys.com continues to add new trails and information to the website. You can also visit our sister websites for Rocky Mountain National Park, Glacier National Park and Grand Teton National Park.