Hiking in the Smokies Offers Adventures for Everyone
Hiking in the Smoky Mountains is one of the most sought-after and popular activities for travelers. With more than 150 exciting trails within the park alone, there are plenty of adventures awaiting everyone. The great thing about hiking in the Smokies is that there is a trail that everyone will enjoy. There are so many trails in the Smokies that visitors may want to book a room in one of many Pigeon Forge Hotels available and extend their visit.
Alum Cave Bluff
Alum Cave Bluff is a popular site that is about halfway between the beginning of the Alum Cave Bluff trail and the top of Mount LeConte, which is the third tallest mountain in the Smokies. This two and a half mile trail is about nine miles south of the visitor center on Newfound Road and is rated moderately difficult.
Trail at Chimney Tops
The trail at Chimney Tops is a rigorous, four mile-long hike that is rated as difficult. However, the hike is well worth it. This trail leads to the Chimney Tops, which are two slate-rock pinnacles that tower about 1,300 feet tall. Once hikers reach their destination, they will also have terrific views of Sugarland Mountain, Mount LeConte and Mount Mingus.
Trail to the Little Greenbrier School
The trail to the Little Greenbrier School begins at the Metcalf Bottoms parking lot on Little River Road. This trail is rated easy, making it a great hike for families, the elderly and the handicapped. About one half of a mile down the trail, hikers will find the quaint, little school, and if they hike another mile, they will find another historic site, the Walker Sister’s Cabin.
The great Smoky Mountains offer many fun adventures for all people, no matter their age. There are so many exciting trails in the Smokies that people will need several days to explore. The Inn on the River offers many fine and comfortable accommodations so that people can rest after their day of exploring the Smokies.