The Best Backpacking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Looking for the best backpacking in Great Smoky Mountains National Park? We've got you covered with the top trails, trips, hiking, backpacking, camping and more around Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The detailed guides, photos, and reviews are all submitted by the Outbound community.

  • Appalachian Trail: Charlie's Bunion and Kephart Loop

    16.84 mi / 4429 ft gain
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  • Hike to Mt. LeConte via Alum Cave Bluff

    5.0
    10.68 mi / 3982 ft gain
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  • Appalachian Trail: Clingman Dome to Cades Cove

    24.46 mi / 2818 ft gain
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  • Myrtle Point via Alum Cave

    5.0
    15.43 mi / 3100 ft gain
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  • Appalachian Trail: Newfound Gap to Davenport Gap

    30.85 mi / 5830 ft gain
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  • Appalachian Trail: Newfound Gap to Fontana Lake

    38.92 mi / 6703 ft gain
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  • Newfound Gap Loop via Goshen Prong to Sugarland Mountain

    29.34 mi / 6345 ft gain
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  • Appalachian Trail: Newfound Gap to Sweat Heifer Creek Trail

    3.3 mi / 830 ft gain
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  • Hike to Clingman’s Dome via Newfound Gap

    4.5
    16.6 mi / 1600 ft gain
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  • Overnight at the Mount LeConte Lodge via the Boulevard Trail

    15.6 mi / 3000 ft gain
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  • Newfound Gap Overlook to Campsite via Appalachian Trail

    18.38 mi / 4583 ft gain
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  • Newfound Gap to Grassy Patch

    13.26 mi / 2690 ft gain
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  • Icewater Spring via Appalachian Trail

    5.96 mi / 1217 ft gain
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  • Silers Bald and Forney Creek Loop Trail

    19.05 mi / 4419 ft gain
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  • Clingmans Dome Loop

    25.75 mi / 4000 ft gain
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  • Forney Ridge and Noland Divide Loop Trail

    18.52 mi / 4121 ft gain
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