The Smoky Mountains offer wonderful vistas of old-growth forests for hikers to enjoy any time of the year. Cabins are in Gatlinburg to accommodate hikers and provide protection from the elements. During the hot summer, hikers can seek out mountain streams to cool down in or relax in the shade of the forest. During brisk autumn nights, hikers will be happy to sleep in a cozy cabin so they can enjoy the beautiful foliage during the day. The Smoky Mountains should not be missed in the winter either, when the absence of leaves gives hikers unlimited access to spectacular views and reveals abandoned stone walls, chimneys and foundations as reminders of past residents. Flowers blooming in spring offer lovely views for hikers to enjoy as they stop for a picnic and take in signs of life all around them. With rental cabins available in Gatlinburg for lodging, hikers should not miss a chance to visit the beautiful Smoky Mountains any time of the year.