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Awesome "starter" trail

I love this little trail, and start my long runs here everytime we visit Gatlinburg! While I use... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bring the dogs! Easily walkable trail for anyone

This is one of the only trails in the entire national park that allow dogs. Bring them! Our dogs... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Jacksonville, Florida
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Sugarlands Visitor Center, Gatlinburg, TN
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I love this little trail, and start my long runs here everytime we visit Gatlinburg! While I use this trail as a 2-mile warm-up, running from the end of the main downtown strip and head towards the Nature Center, and then continue to Cataract Falls...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of the only trails in the entire national park that allow dogs. Bring them! Our dogs enjoyed this trail. It was an easy 4-mile roundtrip walk. You can park at the Sugarlands visitor center or access the trail from Gatlinburg off one...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank worldtravelerabm
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Take the trail to one of the water falls - you won't regret it. Get a lottel exercise and see the wonders of God's creation!

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank James B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice paved walking path along the river. I love being able to walk from Gatlinburg to the Sugarlands Visitor Center.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank j8358
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a turn a traffic light 10 in Gatlinburg. Trail goes along the river and you can walk the 2 miles to Sugarlands Visitors Center if you want. Very relaxing just to enjoy the rushing river and woods. Why I love the Smokies.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank mountainchiken
Reviewed 5 February 2019

Number of different trails of varying distance as well as difficulty. We had a large group (8 of us) and did a shorter one (1,3 miles). Scenery was breathtaking, level of difficulty was not bad. Strongly recommend using a walking stick to maintain balance. Take...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Dave R
Reviewed 30 January 2019

Even though it passes close to the road, it is still a quiet walk. Total of 2 miles out and back. Best part is that it is dog friendly. Even with the Govt Shutdown, the trail was clean.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank playr101
Reviewed 30 January 2019

This is a must to get information, maps, etc. for the Park. They will brief you on all the activities at the time and give you great information on the entire area. This is the place to go. There are Falls near by also.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank owenpet
Reviewed 22 January 2019

good place to stop and use restroom before heading into mountains,they have road maps, things to see and do.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank jbd1555
Reviewed 15 January 2019

This trail runs between the visitor center and the park boundary at Gatlinburg. There is free parking at both ends and in the middle where the foot bridge crosses the creek. It is an easy walk through quiet forest and along the creek. You can...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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18 February 2018|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
This is a very easy trail. If you start at the trailhead at the end of River Road in Gatlinburg, it actually goes to the Sugarland Visitor Center. The wooded portion of the trail ends at the park maintenance facility... More
6 February 2018|
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Response from maddi911 | Reviewed this property |
No. It's just a quick tour through some great nature sites. It can be fit in to a day of several activities. Be prepared for Cades Cove if you go. It's about 30 min drive to get there and then the drive through Cades Cove... More
3 December 2017|
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Response from rock o | Reviewed this property |
Yep, I'd be sure to use a leash.