Activities

  • Appalachian Trail Hike a piece of the legendary trail, which travels for 71 miles across the Smokies before continuing up to Maine.
  • White-water rafting Feeling the power of the Pigeon River as you churn along class III and IV rapids.
  • Fontana Lake Taking in a unique perspective of the Smokies from a canoe or kayak.
  • Mt LeConte No matter which trail you take, it's a great achievement making it to the top.

Best Waterfall Hikes

  • Rainbow Falls A challenging but rewarding uphill hike to these dramatic cascades.
  • Abrams Falls Take amazing snapshots of the large natural pool facing these photogenic falls.
  • Grotto Falls Walk behind the falls for unique perspectives.
  • Ramsey Cascades You'll pass towering old-growth trees en route to these dramatic waterfalls.

Best Family-friendly Hikes

Best Hikes with a View

  • Charlies Bunion Magnificent views and the chance to hike a stretch of the Appalachian Trail.
  • Gregory Bald A sweeping panorama with mountains folding off into the distance.
  • Andrews Bald The highest grassy bald in the park.
  • Chimney Tops Contemplate the craggy clifftops and blackened skeletal tree trunks from the 2016 fires.