The Gatlinburg Trail

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The Gatlinburg Trail is a beautiful hiking trail convenient to downtown Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The Gatlinburg Trail is an easy hike meandering along the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River. The Gatlinburg Trail is the only trail that allows dogs and bicycles in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee. A round trip hike on the Gatlinburg Trail covers 3.8 miles and only gains 164 feet in elevation, making it one of the easiest hikes in the Smokies. The Gatlinburg Trail is perfect for families looking for fresh air exercise, a beautiful river view, and convenient access.


From Gatlinburg, enter the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and travel 1.8 miles to the Sugarlands Visitor Center on the right. The trailhead for the Gatlinburg Trail is located behind the visitor center.

Hiking Difficulty: Easy
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