Hiking the Great Smoky Mountains
The Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee are home to an abundance of rigorous and serene hiking trails. Whether you’re an experienced hiker looking for a challenging hike or just want to stroll along the walkways amid the majestic beauty of the Smoky Mountains, the Appalachian trails of East Tennessee is the perfect place.
The Great Smoky Mountain National Park lies just outside the city limits of Pigeon Forge, TN and offers a plethora of opportunities for the whole family. Begin your adventure by reserving a suite in the heart of Pigeon Forge at the Pigeon Forge Hotel located within walking distance of all the attractions, dining, shows, and amusements that Pigeon Forge has to offer. After a short drive, you will discover the grandeur of the Smoky Mountains up close. With numerous walkways to trek, nature is at your fingertips. But, bring your water bottle, as some of our trails take you up and around the lush green hills at the base of the mountain.
For a more challenging adventure, the various trails at Elkmont, Cades Cove and the Chimneys will test your hiking ability through rigorous terrain as you climb your way up the Smoky Mountains. Although hiking can be a leisurely or challenging sport, nothing will peak your senses more as becoming one with the elegance of nature that promises to surround you on your journey through the Smoky Mountains. But beware; nature’s serenity is not always quiet. The snap of a twig, the hiss of a snake, the song of the birds, the sound of the wind and the grunt of a black bear are all awaiting you. So, keep your head low, your eyes open, your ears tuned and experience everything the Smoky Mountains awards its visitors. After you’ve enjoyed it all, get a good night’s sleep in your luxurious suite at the Pigeon Forge Hotel so you can begin your adventure again tomorrow.