Less than a mile south of the Sugarlands Visitor Center, this easygoing half-mile loop is the park's only fully accessible nature trail. The paved, shaded path provides views of the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River, with rest stops along the way where you can contemplate the rushing waters against the forested backdrop.
Signposts along the way point out vestiges from the past, including the remains of a chimney from a summer cottage that stood here back in 1900.
If you have small children along, this is a good trail to start with. Bring snacks and pick a spot along the river for a peaceful, blissfully uncrowded picnic spot.