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The Special Areas of GSMNP
Plan your excursion from the cabin and combine sights and adventures for the day.
Beautiful, tranquil, many attractions (and crowded - learn the quiet road)
Waterfalls in the Park
All are magical - some easy to get to, some hard and some you can drive to
Picnic Areas in the Park
Plan your day from our Feature Stories, pack a lunch for one of these scenic picnic spots.
There are several lovely trails and destinations accessible for all ages and abilities
The Nature Trails of the Park
These relatively short trails are designated for their outstanding natural features
The Quiet Walkways of GSMNP
Little signs by the road show you these short trails that plunge deeply into nature
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
It's a stunning Nature Trail but made for cars, on a one-way loop from Gatlinburg
Both in and around the park, these roads are incredibly scenic
Getting Around the Region
Find the best way to get somewhere - use our shortcuts & back roads guides
Getting Around the Park
Scenic drives, hikes, easy walks, where to go and best way to get there
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Driving, walking, fishing, waterfalls, overlooks, wildlife, wildflowers, fall colors...
There are too many things to do and see in Great Smoky Mountains National Park for just one trip - hopefully this gives you some of the highlights.
TIP: see all of our Insider Guides to the area's attractions to help you map out your visit before you leave home ↓