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Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway from the Southern Terminus

Cherokee, North Carolina

5.0

Oconaluftee River Trail

Cherokee, North Carolina

3.14 mi / 171 ft gain

Mingus Mill and Newton Bald Trail

Cherokee, North Carolina

10.52 mi / 3251 ft gain

Mingo Falls Trail

Cherokee, North Carolina

0.22 mi / 148 ft gain

Photograph Mingo Falls

Cherokee, North Carolina

4.2
0.3 mi / 100 ft gain

Smokemont Loop Trail

Cherokee, North Carolina

6.06 mi / 1627 ft gain

Hike to Barrett Knob Fire Tower

Bureau of Indian Affairs Highway 506, North Carolina

5.0
1 mi / 400 ft gain

Chasteen Creek Trail

Cherokee, North Carolina

10.85 mi / 2877 ft gain

Bradley Fork Trail

Cherokee, North Carolina

8.44 mi / 1079 ft gain

Places to stay

Cherokee, North Carolina

Tow String Horse Camp

Cherokee, North Carolina

Cherokee / Great Smokies KOA Holiday

Mountain Breeze Retreat

From $119 / night

Smokey Mountain View

From $159 / night

578 Cougar Lane, North Carolina

Smoky Mountain Views 3 Cabins Group Retreat

From $439 / night

Cherokee, North Carolina

Smokemont Campground

Guides and stories

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Christian Murillo

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Nick Spicer

Indulge in Adventure at this Base Camp Near the Great Smoky Mountains

The Outbound Collective

20 Must-Do Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Outbound Collective

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

Merritt McKinney

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