Great Smoky Mountains National Park

North Carolina, United States
 (24 votes, 25 reviews)
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The Bengals (10-5), who still have a shot at a first-round bye, will not be making things easy on the Ravens by resting their starters.


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A win by the Ravens (8-7) and a loss by either San Diego or Miami is the most likely path to extending their season, but Baltimore can also clinch regardless of the outcome if Miami, San Diego and Pittsburgh all lose. If the Ravens, Dolphins and Chargers win, Miami will claim the wild-card spot.


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The Bengals (10-5), who still have a shot at a first-round bye, will not be making things easy on the Ravens by resting their starters.


"We're used to these guys," hobbled Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco said. "They're a good defense. They have been for a few years now. It's always a good test to play a division opponent in their place. They have a lot to play for. We have a lot to play for. It's going to be a good game, a good test."
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The Baltimore Ravens will face the Cincinnati Bengals on Sunday at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati, Ohio. The game will be live streamed and broadcast over the CBS television network.

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A win by the Ravens (8-7) and a loss by either San Diego or Miami is the most likely path to extending their season, but Baltimore can also clinch regardless of the outcome if Miami, San Diego and Pittsburgh all lose. If the Ravens, Dolphins and Chargers win, Miami will claim the wild-card spot.


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The Bengals (10-5), who still have a shot at a first-round bye, will not be making things easy on the Ravens by resting their starters.


"We're used to these guys," hobbled Baltimore quarterback Joe Flacco said. "They're a good defense. They have been for a few years now. It's always a good test to play a division opponent in their place. They have a lot to play for. We have a lot to play for. It's going to be a good game, a good test."

Trails

Summary
Difficulty
Distance
Metcalf Bottoms Trail
This is a short nature trail type of hike to Little Greenbrier School in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Easy
1.4 mi/
2.3 km
Laurel Falls at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Nice easy trail to a small waterfall. Along the way there are a few nice views of the nearby hills and rock formations
Easy
2.6 mi/
4.2 km
Trillium Gap Trail to Grotto Falls
Combined hiking and horseback riding trail leading to Mt. LeConte
Easy
5.2 mi/
8.4 km
Cade Cove Loop Road at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
This road through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park runs through a lush valley, see wildlife & historic buildings
Easy
10.1 mi/
16.3 km
Clingmans Dome at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Short moderate hike to the best viewpoint in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Moderate
1.3 mi/
2.1 km
Rich Mountain Loop Trail
Learn more about Cades Cove's natural and cultural history and the Great Smoky Mountains at www.NaturePods.com
Moderate
2.5 mi/
4.0 km
Moderate
4.3 mi/
6.9 km
Ocoee Run
My all-time favorite run.
Moderate
9.7 mi/
15.6 km
Mt Leconte Summit via Alum Cave Trail
Hike to the top of Mt. Leconte via the Alum Cave Trail inside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Difficult
12.0 mi/
19.3 km
Newfound Gap Road at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Drive across the mountains in the parks most-traveled road.
n/a
29 mi/
47 km
Guides
Mt Leconte Summit via Alum Cave Trail
Mt Leconte Summit via Alum Cave Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
 
Difficult: 12.0 miles, Full day
Hike to the top of Mt. Leconte via the Alum Cave Trail inside the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Laurel Falls at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Laurel Falls at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
 
Easy: 2.6 miles, 1 hour or less
Nice easy trail to a small waterfall. Along the way there are a few nice views of the nearby hills and rock formations
Trillium Gap Trail to Grotto Falls
Trillium Gap Trail to Grotto Falls
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, USA
 
Easy: 5.2 miles, 1-3 hours
Combined hiking and horseback riding trail leading to Mt. LeConte
Ocoee Run
Ocoee Run
Ocoee River, Tennessee, United States
 
Moderate: 9.7 miles, 1-3 hours
My all-time favorite run.
Metcalf Bottoms Trail
Metcalf Bottoms Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
 
Easy: 1.4 miles, 1 hour or less
This is a short nature trail type of hike to Little Greenbrier School in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cade Cove Loop Road at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cade Cove Loop Road at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
Easy: 10.1 miles, Half day
This road through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park runs through a lush valley, see wildlife & historic buildings
Rich Mountain Loop Trail
Rich Mountain Loop Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
Moderate: 2.5 miles, 1-3 hours
Learn more about Cades Cove's natural and cultural history and the Great Smoky Mountains at www.NaturePods.com
Moderate: 4.3 miles, Full day
Wildflowers and Black Bears
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hikes
Great Smoky Mountains National Park Hikes
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
A hiker's paradise with over 800 miles of maintained trails. Car tours of the park are also very popular.
Clingmans Dome at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Clingmans Dome at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
Moderate: 1.3 miles, 1 hour or less
Short moderate hike to the best viewpoint in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Newfound Gap Road at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Newfound Gap Road at Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee, United States
Drive across the mountains in the parks most-traveled road.
Community Trips
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Standing Indian, Mt Albert, Nantahala Basin Loop
by kurtisk on Oct 07, 2010
Franklin, North Carolina, United States
24 miles
This is a very popular loop trail that circles the headwaters of the Nantahala river. Standing Indian Basin is the horseshoe-shaped drainage formed by the Nantahala and Blue Ridge Mountains. Several prominent peaks over 5,000 feet in elevation—Albert Mountain, Big Butt, Little Bald, and Standing Indian Mountain—cap the rim of the drainage.  There are many trails through the area and several options exist for loop trails.  What makes this area so attractive...
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Chimney Tops
by MarkTurner on Nov 02, 2008
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
2.2 miles
An early morning hike to the Chimney Tops in the Smoky Mountains.  The early section is very pretty and follows a scenic stream with several creek crossings.  Then comes a harsh steep section that probably stops the casual tourist.  Things finally level off and lead you to the peak and some wonderful views.We were in a rush to return to our hotel for check-out time so couldn't fully explore the rocky peak. ...
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Grotto Falls
by MarkTurner on Aug 03, 2008
Gatlinburg, Tennessee, United States
1.4 miles
A beautiful hike to a very nice waterfall.  You can walk behind the falls without getting wet.
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Graveyard Fields waterfall loop
by magellan on Apr 25, 2008
Big East Fork, North Carolina, United States
3.4 miles
This is a relatively easy hike to two waterfalls just south of the route 276 on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The trail starts at the parking area and descends rather steeply right from the parking lot. The trail to the lower falls has much more traffic and there are a couple of sets of stairs along the way. From the lower falls, the trail becomes less crowded as you...
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Standing Indian Loop - AT
by cutter on Mar 18, 2010
Rainbow Springs, North Carolina, United States
24 miles
This two-night hike was made by scouts and scouters of Troop 224, Oak Ridge, Tenn. We started and finished at Standing Indian Campground in Nantahala National Forest. We made the loop in a counter-clockwise direction, starting with Kimsey Creek Trail, which took us to the Appalachian Trail at Deep Gap (3.7 miles). After a stop to check the views from Standing Indian Mountain, we continued to Beech Gap, where most of our group...
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Abrams Falls
by joe.wilkerson on Nov 07, 2008
Happy Valley, Tennessee, United States
5.8 miles
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Shining Rock Wilderness Loop Trail
by kurtisk on Oct 21, 2011
Canton, North Carolina, United States
12.5 miles
Begin on the Big East Fork Trail on the south side of the river, climb out of the valley on the Greasy Cove Trail, follow the Art Loeb Trail across the Shining Rock Ledge, and descend back to the trail head on the Shining Creek Trail.It is a very beautiful area and well worth visiting.  It is also riddled with trails so there are many trips that can be easily put together...
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Alum Cave Trail, Mt. LeConte - GSMNP
by cutter on Jan 23, 2010
Fort Harry, Tennessee, United States
10.1 miles
My friend Brad joined me on this day hike to Mt. LeConte Lodge. (This was not a South Beyond 6000 summit hike.)
Raven Cliff Ridge Photo
Shining Creek and its valley Photo
Looking South from Old Butt Knob Photo
A glimpse of Shining Rock Ledge Photo
Shining Rock via Old Butt and Shining Creek Trails
by nc_hiker on Oct 31, 2010
Shining Rock, North Carolina, United States
8.9 miles
This is a massive workout for your quads, but definitely worth it for the views, as well as the "satisfaction quotient"!  You definitely feel accomplished once you arrive at Shining Rock Ledge when coming via Old Butt Trail.Parking down at Big East Fork Trailhead begins your hike.  The first 0.8 mile climbs a mere 250 feet, and brings you to Shining Creek Gap.From this spot, these two trails --- Old Butt Trail...
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Shining Rock Wilderness Area Loop
by cutter on Dec 23, 2010
Waynesville, North Carolina, United States
17.0 miles
This hike was made as a two-day backpacking trip, starting at Big East Fork parking area. There are numerous camping spots throughout the area. We stopped overnight just past Yellowstone Falls, which is on the Mountains to Sea Trail and is not part of the wilderness area.The trails used on this loop were:Big East ForkBridges Camp GapMountains to SeaIvestor GapArt LoebShining Creek

Reviews
dukeredhair
Free and Fantastic, lovely wildlife and trails. Green everywhere. Fishing holes and swimming holes. A bit crowded but that is no surprise.
Visited on Aug 07, 2014

by dukeredhair on Aug 10, 2014
gsbrinkley
Short Hike to a Big Falls

Laurel Falls is one of the most popular attractions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The easily accessible, paved trail is a 1.3 mile trek up Cove Mountain that culminates in a spectacular view of the 80-foot, multi-level waterfall. At the falls are many great photo opportunities thanks to a footbridge that spans the bottom of the upper falls. Large rock outcroppings offer room for the many visitors to view the cascades without too much interference as well as offering a spot for a respite after the hike in.

Be sure to get to the trailhead early. Being such a popular hike, the small parking facilities fill up fast. Early hikers also get more time to admire the views along the way before the trail begins to get crowded with day tourists. Take along some water and maybe a light snack to have an impromptu picnic with a gorgeous backdrop.

Laurel Falls is a great hike for novices and families, as well as more seasoned hikers looking for photogenic landscapes.

Visited on Sep 01, 2013

by gsbrinkley on Sep 05, 2013
maverick455
So much forest. Saw some cubs. Great trip.
Visited on Aug 23, 2013

by maverick455 on Sep 04, 2013
jgeorgia2000
Grotto Falls Trail only this visit
Visited on Jul 26, 2013

by jgeorgia2000 on Jul 29, 2013
jfam5kj
The trail from Cades Cove to Rocky Top was incredible. Loved it loved it loved it!
Visited on Apr 01, 2013

by jfam5kj on May 14, 2013
violakat03
In my opinion, the most beautiful place in the world. I can't believe I'm lucky enough to live here.
Visited on Feb 17, 2013

by violakat03 on Mar 11, 2013
amanda.newton.rn
Spent Thanksgiving week camping at Cades Cove Campground in GSMNP. Had a great time hiking the 5 mile roundtrip trail to Abrams Falls and treking up to Clingman's Dome. Looking forward to going back and checking out some of the other trails!
Visited on Nov 19, 2012

by amanda.newton.rn on Dec 15, 2012
NarnianRockhound
God's country. Been here many times.
Visited on Mar 13, 2012

by NarnianRockhound on Apr 09, 2012
Tom37312
Cades cove, Elkmont, Smokemont, and slow walks in the woods any of these would get five stars from my family.
Visited on Mar 10, 2012

by Tom37312 on Mar 27, 2013
pngwen
The great smoky mountains national park is one of the most beautiful and fun places on earth. I've frequented the park since I was a small child, and have hiked most of its trails. The trails were well on you with age, and I will continue to hike, camp, and fish there until I shuffle off this mortal coil. So come here, you won't be disappointed. You may even run into me and my son!
Visited on Dec 03, 2011

by pngwen on Dec 04, 2011
kurtisk
Scenery is 5 stars, environment is 5 stars, crowds are 2-3 stars, management of park is 1 star. Level of access forces hiking/backpacking to use trails with horses, which is messy and wider (more road like) than the best trails. Park management forces camping only in designated areas, which are poorly planned and spaced so good trips cannot be put together with reasonable distances between camps. And, you may not be able to reserve the locations you want. MSMNP is better for day hikes than backpacking.
Visited on Oct 21, 2011

by kurtisk on May 28, 2013
CliffLing
Wonderful visit, especially hitting it right at the changing of the trees in the fall.
Visited on Oct 17, 2011

by CliffLing on Apr 29, 2012
HasTowelWillTravel
It is a beautiful park, no doubt, with vast mixed forests and lots of hiking. However, the knock on this park is the traffic. There is a tremendous amount of traffic moving through the one bisecting road, and the trails are always full of people. So, while it is gorgeous, if you're looking for solitude, you have to really hunt to find it.
Visited on Oct 10, 2011

by HasTowelWillTravel on Oct 12, 2011
Tarnac
This is a beautiful National Forest with lots of trials and awesome views.
Unfortunitly dogs are banned from the Forest & Trails except for 2 highly public trails.
This will stop us from visiting again.

Visited on Jul 10, 2011

by Tarnac on Aug 25, 2011
Stray_Moose
Very crowded for the holiday.... gatlinburg and cherokee had a lot of traffic as well as 441.
Visited on Jul 01, 2011

by Stray_Moose on Jul 03, 2011
pklein1021
Started from Parson Branch Road, which is only open during daylight. Also, until 10 am on Wednesday and Saturday mornings the Cades Cove Loop is closed to motorized vehicles.

The flame azaleas were beautiful.

Visited on Jun 11, 2011

by pklein1021 on Jun 14, 2011
Stray_Moose
Great park. If you plan to hike in the back country, pay attention to the camps that require reservations, and get them early. There is no fee.
Visited on Apr 22, 2011

by Stray_Moose on Jun 25, 2011
stonemtnhiker
Wonderful wildflowers!
Visited on Apr 21, 2011

by stonemtnhiker on Apr 24, 2011
Tom37312
Any part of the park is worth a visit.
Cades cove will send you back in time. Smokemont is a great campground. I live 2.5 hrs away and visit 3 or 4 times a year.

Visited on Jan 19, 2011

by Tom37312 on Jan 19, 2011
Kizniche
The Great Smokey Mountains were my destination for a road known as the Tail of the Dragon. I camped in Cades Cove, were there's stunning, picturesque landscapes. Wild animals are afoot everywhere, even bears, so be prepared if you are going to be camping, as I was. I drove my motorcycle from North Carolina, through the Tail of the Dragon, and into Cades Cove to camp for the night. The next morning, I took Parsons Branch Road, an 8 mile, unimproved, mountain, dirt road that leads to the ToTD. If you're an off-road enthusiast, I would recommend you try this, as there are few places in this part of the US this beautiful and you can off-road on. And if you're wondering the difficulty, I completed this with my KTM 950 Adventure with 150 lb of gear and street tires. Of course, I did have a steering damper.
Visited on Oct 01, 2010

by Kizniche on Nov 22, 2010
JMilesMiller
We really enjoyed our time in the Smokies, especially Mt Leconte. Wasn't very crowded in early September/Labor Day weekend. Would love to see it in the fall with all the changing colors.
Visited on Sep 07, 2010

by JMilesMiller on Mar 15, 2011
soulcrshr
Awesome views! Grandfather Mt, Blowing Rock, Stone Mt are a must around that area. The strip b/w Boone and Asheville are stupendous.
Visited on May 31, 2010

by soulcrshr on Feb 06, 2011
SideKick-of-SideTrack
great time with my buddy Sidetrack
Visited on Jan 03, 2008

by SideKick-of-SideTrack on Mar 27, 2011
scoutmaster
You'll find other more detailed reviews posted - this one was done simply to allow me to rate this well travelled park.
Visited on Apr 30, 2005

by scoutmaster on Feb 16, 2012
Seabeeea
Bear activity closed the shelter / camp area that I had planned to backpack, but there are many many trails. No problem, just picked another. The scenery is priceless and I look forward to many returns.

by Seabeeea on Jan 16, 2011

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