About Great Smoky Mtns National Park, TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the great wild areas of the eastern United States and the most visited national park in the United States. From a roadside lookout or from a clearing in a trail, in every visible direction you can see the mountains march toward a vast horizon of wilderness. - Copyright © 2014 by Fodor’s Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
Copyright ©2014 by Fodor's Travel, a division of Random House, LLC. All rights reserved.
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The 11-mile trail, which you can hike or bike, offers spectacular views and historic landmarks. You can camp, too. But prepare for bears.
Pat & Chuck Blackley / Alamy
The Balsam Mountain Trail is one of the easiest in the park. Breathe in the scent of the evergreens; if it’s spring, there’ll be wildflowers, too.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NPS
A serpentine road will lead you to a couple of spectacular waterfalls and wood cabins built by early settlers. Stop at Ely’s Mill for local honey.
Adam Jones / Alamy
For a splashy adventure, try whitewater rafting or paddling. The Hiwassee River is for beginners; the Tellico and Ocoee offer more serious challenges.
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