Did you know there are over 800 miles of trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? It’s true. They are there, waiting for you to set out and go on a hiking adventure. Here are some of our favorite trails and outdoor attractions at this fantastic park.
Have you ever wanted to walk behind a waterfall? If you have, you must check out Grotto Falls. Grotto Falls is a waterfall you’ve most likely seen on Instagram photos. If you are hiking to Mount LeConte, the trail runs right under the falls.
The Boulevard trail leads to Mt. LeConte. If you are looking for a challenge, this is the trail for you, as it’s one of the hardest trails in the park. Once you reach the top, there are great photo opportunities. The best view on this hike is from the four peaks is from Cliff Tops.
If you are looking to check out the most popular waterfall in the park, the Rainbow Falls trail will take you there. The trail is a tough hike, but there are plenty of great stopping points along the way if you need to get a little rest. The waterfall, with a straight drop of water falling 80 feet is a must-do when you visit the park.
Spruce Flats Falls is another beautiful waterfall and is one that many people that visit the park are unaware of. The hike is a short one to get to the falls, but exercise caution as the trail shows exposed roots and some erosion. When you get there though, the trickiness of the hike is well worth it. You’ll enjoy an amazing view of a stunning waterfall with boulders all around that you can sit on to take it all in.
There are plenty of excursions you can enjoy that are right outside your vacation cabin. Smoky Mountain trails and waterfalls offer you the best opportunity to enjoy nature and take some beautiful photos that you can use to capture your special vacation getaway.