25Oct 2021

Dog-Friendly Trails in the Great Smoky Mountains

In Great Smoky Mountains National Park, however, your options for hiking with a dog are very limited. That’s not unique to here, but rather true across much of the National Park system. In this article, we’ll spotlight the two trails where dogs are allowed in the park. 

10Sep 2021

5 Best Winter Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains are an incredibly unique and beautiful place that everyone should visit at least once. These grand slopes were formed an estimated 200 to 300 million years ago, making them one of the oldest mountain chains in the world. This age combined with its unique climate and environment has also helped to make it one of the most biologically diverse places in the continental United States.

02Sep 2021

9 Best Fall Hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains

Among many reasons the Great Smoky Mountains are so beloved is the fall colors. The splendidly rich forests of the Great Smokies put on a world-class foliage display across a long autumn window, drawing “leaf-peepers” from around the world from September into early November. Indeed, October—the all-around fall-color peak, usually—is the second-most popular month to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park for this very reason.

07Jul 2021

Best Bike Trails in the Great Smoky Mountains

Think back to the first time you learned to ride a bike. Do you remember the taste of freedom, the wind whistling in your ears, the sense of adventure around every corner? We believe biking in the Smoky Mountains will rekindle those childhood memories while creating new ones with family and loved ones. Biking in the Smoky Mountains offers adventures for every level of cyclist.