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Great Smoky Mountains, United States
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16 Hiking Trails near Great Smoky Mountains, United States

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Ramsey Cascades

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

9.0 miles E

Several swimming places along the Little Pigeon River in Great Smoky Mtn. N. P. near the entrance at Pittman Center. This is east of the Gatlinburg entrance. (Be forewarned - Gatlinburg is a very...

Hike, Kayak, Swim, Whitewater

hike Hiking Trail

swim Swimming Hole

kayak Kayaking Area

whitewater Whitewater Rapid

Mt. LeConte Lodge

Sylva, North Carolina

22.8 miles SE

High atop Mt. LeConte in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, LeConte Lodge® is the highest guest lodge in the eastern United States. It is situated on an open glade just below the summit of...

Camp, Hike, Horseback, Rock Climb

hike Hiking Trail

rock climb Rock Climbing Wall

camp Campsite

horseback Horseback Trail

Rocky Bluff

Hot Springs, North Carolina

39.7 miles E

Play in water in creek, shallow at times.

Camp, Hike, Swim

hike Hiking Trail

swim Swimming Hole

camp Campsite

Big East Fork

Canton, North Carolina

43.7 miles SE

Follows the Big East Fork Pigeon River. Pristine river scenes. Trail is wide and heavily used near beginning; diminishes somewhat the further you travel. Ends at the junction with Greasy Cove Prong...

Backpack, Hike, Swim

hike Hiking Trail

swim Swimming Hole

backpack Backpacking Trail

Big Laurel Creek Area

Marshall, North Carolina

44.7 miles NE

An easy, family-type, hike to several swimming holes of various degrees of challenge in Big Laurel Creek on its way to join the French Broad River. For details... Bathing suits: May be optional at...

Hike, Kayak, Swim, Whitewater

hike Hiking Trail

swim Swimming Hole

kayak Kayaking Area

whitewater Whitewater Rapid

7.1 mi

Daniel Ridge Loop

Canton, North Carolina

45.9 miles SE

This is a classic, short Pisgah loop. It's moderately technical most of the way with a couple of trickier sections. Most people prefer to approach it counter-clockwise, but it can be ridden...

Hike, Mountain Bike

hike Hiking Trail

mountain bike Mountain Bike Trail

3.1-4.3 mi

Farlow Gap

Canton, North Carolina

46.0 miles SE

This is one of the most technical downhills in Pisgah: very steep and rocky! The trail drops about 2000 ft in 3 miles then connects with the Daniel Ridge trail. The climb to the gap is long (9 miles)...

Hike, Mountain Bike

hike Hiking Trail

mountain bike Mountain Bike Trail

Pilot Cove Loop Trail

Pisgah Forest, North Carolina

46.0 miles SE

This short 1.8-mile trail has some steep, very tight singletrack and some very tight turns... but it is well-worth riding because it houses one of the best views in Pisgah National Forest! Definitely...

Hike, Mountain Bike

hike Hiking Trail

mountain bike Mountain Bike Trail

South Mills River Trail

Canton, North Carolina

46.9 miles SE

This is an easy out-and-back trail that follows the South Fork Mills River with several swinging bridge crossings that leads to the site of the old Cantrell Lodge. From the trail head, the left side...

Hike, Mountain Bike

hike Hiking Trail

mountain bike Mountain Bike Trail

0.8 mi

Daniel Ridge Falls

Brevard, North Carolina

47.7 miles SE

This waterfall in Pisgah National Forest near Brevard has multiple names: Tom's Spring Branch Falls, Daniel Ridge Falls and Jackson Falls. It’s an easy half-mile hike on the Daniel Ridge...

Hike, Mountain Bike, Swim

hike Hiking Trail

mountain bike Mountain Bike Trail

swim Swimming Hole

Butter Gap / Trail #123

Brevard, North Carolina

47.8 miles SE

The right (western) fork, which is open to mountain bikes, leads to FS 471D, which some riders use as part of a large loop; otherwise, they must backtrack down Butter Gap Trail. *The portion of the...

Hike, Mountain Bike

hike Hiking Trail

mountain bike Mountain Bike Trail

Coontree Recreation Area

Brevard, North Carolina

48.8 miles SE

Coontree Picnic Area & Swimming Hole: One of Brevard’s best swimming hole and a great place to stop for a picnic in Pisgah National Forest is found at the Coontree Recreation Area in Pisgah...

Hike, Swim

hike Hiking Trail

swim Swimming Hole

3.4 mi

Alexander Mountain Bike Park

Alexander, North Carolina

49.3 miles E

Nice, challenging singletrack. Not overly technical, with some nice climbs and nice flowing sections, and a nice view of the French Broad river. However, this trail does get overgrown sometimes from...

Hike, Horseback, Mountain Bike

hike Hiking Trail

mountain bike Mountain Bike Trail

horseback Horseback Trail

1.4 mi

Turtleback Falls

Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

49.4 miles SE

This fantastic swimming hole and natural water slide deep in Pisgah National Forest is just a quarter mile upstream from the 150-foot Rainbow Falls. It's a 3.5-mile roundtrip hike from Gorges...

Hike, Swim

hike Hiking Trail

swim Swimming Hole

1.0 mi

Hidden Falls

Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

49.7 miles SE

Hidden Falls is a serene family-friendly swimming hole in Pisgah National Forest just down river from the towering Rainbow Falls. It's on the Horsepasture River "hidden" just a few...

Hike, Swim

hike Hiking Trail

swim Swimming Hole

1.3 mi

Rainbow Falls

Lake Toxaway, North Carolina

49.9 miles SE

Rainbow Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfall settings in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. This 150-ft. tall waterfall is impressive, especially after rainy weather that swells...

Hike, Swim

hike Hiking Trail

swim Swimming Hole

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