The Best Camping in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Looking for the best camping 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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  • Camp out at Mt. LeConte Lodge via Alum Cave

    5.0
    9.96 mi
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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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  • 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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  • Newfound Gap Overlook to Campsite via Appalachian Trail

    18.38 mi / 4583 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 Creek Trail

    23.66 mi / 5315 ft gain
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  • Forney Ridge and Noland Divide Loop Trail

    18.52 mi / 4121 ft gain
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  • Backpack the Forney Creek Loop

    4.5
    19.02 mi / 3500 ft gain
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  • Mount LeConte via Trillium Gap Loop Trail

    14.99 mi / 4311 ft gain
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  • Little River Trail to Backcountry Campsite #30

    5.0
    12.34 mi / 412 ft gain
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  • Jakes Creek via Miry Ridge Trail and Appalachian Trail Loop

    25.41 mi / 5164 ft gain
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  • Little River Trail to Little River Upper Falls and Grouse Creek Campground

    12.37 mi / 1309 ft gain
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