Before there was a Great Smoky Mountains National Park, logging and mining could have been the history of the Great Smoky Mountains, but the public took up the cause for turning the mountains into a national park. Today the Park is the most visited national park in the U.S. National Park System. It covers millions of acres of forest, mountains and valleys. Pigeon Forge hotels help serve the millions of tourists that visit every year. The Inn on the River in Pigeon Forge is nestled in the great mountains that provide so much natural beauty and wonder for so many.
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.