Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Established in 1934, Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border of both Tennessee and North Carolina. With stunning views of mountain ridgelines, waterfalls, and wildlife, there's a reason why this is annually one of the top visited national parks. The park spans 522,427 acres spread almost evenly across the two states. There are 10 campgrounds containing approximately 1,000 campsites, plus an additional 100 backcountry campsites. The park also contains 850 miles of trails. Start planning your next trip!

Top Adventures in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hike the Chimney Tops

4.9
3.8 mi / 1487 ft gain

Hike to Mt. LeConte via Alum Cave Bluff

5.0
11 mi / 3982 ft gain

Camp out at Mt. LeConte Lodge via Alum Cave

5.0
9.96 mi

Hike to Myrtle Point via Alum Cave

5.0
13 mi / 3100 ft gain

Hike Charlies Bunion

5.0
8.1 mi / 1640 ft gain

Hike to the Jump-Off

4.3
6.2 mi / 1079 ft gain
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Tours

Explorer Chick

Women’s Smoky Mountain Hiking and Glamping

$1,199/person - 4 days

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park camping, hotels, and more

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Twin Creeks Picnic Pavilion

Little River Trail

Spence Cabin

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Appalachian Clubhouse

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Elkmont Campground

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Elkmont Group Camp

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Walk To Tram! Downtown Locale W/ Pool & Hot Tub

From $155/night

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