Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in America. Incredible scenic views & sunsets, forests & mountains, streams, waterfalls and hiking trails. Wildlife in abundance, and black bears in the wild. Synchronous fireflies. Wildflowers. And the amazing fall colors.


Chimney Tops Trail: Views Worth Working Hard For

The twin peaks of Chimney Tops present some of the finest panoramic views in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Chimney Tops trail is one of the most popular trails in the park, and yet it’s not exactly easy. Although fairly short, the trail is very steep and quite challenging, but the rewards are what people… Read more »

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail – Just Outside of Gatlinburg

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a remarkable accomplishment by the National Park Service, a slow and easy drive through nature that’s as richly rewarding as a hike or nature ramble, with beautiful scenic views, along a mountain river and through lush forest teeming with wildlife, but in the comfort of your car. Situated just… Read more »

Fall Colors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Autumn leaf color changes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is for many people the event of the year. The rolling mountain landscape forested with more than 100 varieties of trees provides a display of changing colors that lasts for almost 7 weeks. Mid-September The leaves begin to turn on the mountain tops and higher… Read more »

Driving in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Taking a scenic drive is one of the easiest and most rewarding things you can do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With almost 400 miles of roadway in the park and the surrounding scenic area, you can drive to specific locations to enjoy, as well as tour through steadily changing vistas of great beauty…. Read more »

Waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has over 2,000 miles of running water, and its folded topography allows for rocky slopes at every elevation and almost literally around every corner. Water plus sloping rock equals waterfall – and the park has them in abundance. Some of the popular waterfalls are on the North Carolina side of… Read more »

Hiking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park has more than 150 maintained hiking trails, totaling some 800 miles of hiking. There are many sights in the park that can only be viewed by hiking to them. Fortunately, there are plenty of day hikes that offer rewards in waterfalls, old forests and mountain views. The trails range from… Read more »

Fishing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Fishing in Great Smoky Mountains National Park is allowed year-round, every day, from 30 minutes before until 30 minutes after official sunrise and sunset respectively. The park is one of the last habitats in the eastern US for wild trout.   The park doesn’t stock fish, but with almost 3,000 miles of running water throughout… Read more »

Camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Camping is abundant in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the options range from rugged to luxurious. Full information on the variety of options and campsites can be found at the park’s website. Here’s our quick guide to all your options. Backcountry camping involves hiking to a camp site located deep in the park away… Read more »

Black Bears & Wildlife in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to over 1,500 black bears in the wild. With ten million human visitors each year, the park pulls off a remarkable feat keeping the wildlife wild, and the humans tame – so we guests in the park don’t damage the animals, their well being or their habitat. Everyone… Read more »

Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome is a spectacular attraction in the Smoky Mountains. This 6,643 foot mountain towers over the landscape and commands views that you simply can’t experience anywhere else in the park. …Read more »