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Featured Articles
* The 7 Best Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains

* The Best Fall Hikes in the Smokies

* The Best Hikes for Wildflowers

* Appalachian Trail Guide for the Smokies

* 15 Loop Hikes in the Smokies

* Origins of the Trails in the Smoky Mountains

* Additional Outdoor Opportunities in the Smokies Region - - Scroll down below list of towns for additional hiking destinations.

* The Top 10 Longest Trails in the Southeast

Smoky Mountains Hiking
Smoky Mountains Travel Information
* Weather forecasts for the Smokies

* Camping in the Great Smoky Mountains

* Bicycling in the Smoky Mountains area

* Winter Sports in the Smokies

* The Elk Rut

* The Synchronous Fireflies of Elkmont

* Place Names in the Smoky Mountains

* Park Policy on Hiking with Dogs

Hiking Tips
Other Hiking Destinations
* Top 10 Items to have on a Dayhike

* Tips for keeping cool in the summer

* Hiking Calorie Calculator / Best Foods for Hiking

* Taking care of your hiking feet

* The Rest Step

* Training for a big hike

* Predicting Weather in the Backcountry

* Trail Tested: Garmin GPSMAP 60CSx

* Lightning: what to do while hiking

* Eight Steps to Prevent a SAR

* Dead Men Walking: SARs in National Parks

Hiking Great Smoky Mountains  covers 80 hikes in the Smokies, and includes photos, trail maps, elevation profiles, and quick reference trail highlights.
Rocky Mountain National Park:

* Lake Helene / Odessa Lake

* The Loch / Sky Pond

* Old Ute Trail

* The Keyhole on Longs Peak

* Bluebird Lake

* Ypsilon Lake


* Quandary Peak 

* Gilpin Lake/Gold Creek Loop (Mt Zirkel Wilderness)

* Hike Photos: Huron Peak, Gilpin Lake, Devil's Causeway, Rabbit Ears

Guadalupe Mountains National Park:

* Guadalupe Peak: The Top of Texas

* Devils Hall

New Mexico:

* Cerro Grande Route (Bandelier Nat'l Monument)

* Tsankawi Loop (Bandelier Nat'l Monument)

* Chimney Rock (The Ghost Ranch)

* La Vega (Santa Fe National Forest)


* The Grand Canyon: Rim to Rim

* Glacier National Park Hiking Trails

* Grand Tetons: Cascade Canyon Trail

* Harney Peak - S. Dakota