Hiking is a great activity for all ages and is a great way to see beautiful panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Waterfalls, streams, wildlife, flora & fauna can be seen throughout the year and provide a variety of colors depending on the season. A sea of white could be seen in winter, bright oranges and reds can be seen in fall, green and wildflowers of many colors can be seen in summer and spring brings with it new life with branches of brown and buds of green. A great way to relax with your family and enjoy nature at its finest.
Choosing a trail in advance is important. You want to be prepared with the necessary supplies and plan your time according to how long you want to be on your hike. Be sure to gather all the information you can before you plan your hike. Some local trails include Hemphill Bald Trail, Mile High and Cataloochee Ski Area ranging from moderate to hard in skill level. For more information on these trails and more visit Maggie Valley Trails.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is also a great source of trails perfect for hiking. Some of the most popular trails include Alum Cave Bluffs, Rainbow Falls, and Chimney Tops plus more. Conditions in the backcountry are influenced by weather and need to be monitored before you embark on your hiking adventures. Be sure to visit Hiking-The Great Smoky Mountains for more information and links to specific information on trails, conditions and trail maps.