Hiking & Camping in the Smoky Mountains

The choices are endless on where to hike in the Great Smoky Mountains or where to set up camp to enjoy your Smoky Mountain vacation. Be sure to always use

Hiking Trails

Feet Hiking the Smokies - Camping and Hiking in the Smoky MountainsHere is a list of over 80 hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains

Waterfall Trails

– The Great Smoky Mountains is abundant when it comes to waterfalls. Explore waterfalls from 120 feet tall to smaller cascases throughout the National Park.
Here are some popular waterfall trails

Be sure to practice Hiking & Camping Safety Precautions. We want you to enjoy your experience in the Smoky Mountains.


The National Park offers several types of campsites if you want to camp in the National Park.

Backcountry – for backpackers. Requires hiking several miles to a campsite located in the National Park’s back country.

Frontcountry – Camping near your car in a developed campground that has restrooms with cold running water and flush toilets. Each individual campsite has a fire grate and pcinic table.

Group Campgrounds – large campsites suitable for groups of 8 people or more. Located in frontcountry campgrounds.

Horse Camps – Small campgrounds, accessible by vehicle, that offer hitch racks for horses and primitive camping facilities.

Quarantine Notice: The possession of firewood originating from a location for which a federal or state firewood quarantine is in effect is prohibited in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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