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Top Spots

James White Greenway

Knoxville, Tennessee

0.99 mi / 49 ft gain

Fort Dickerson Quarry Trail

Knoxville, Tennessee

1.39 mi / 75 ft gain

Fort Dickerson Quarry Park

Knoxville, Tennessee

Will Skelton Greenway

Knoxville, Tennessee

7 mi / 300 ft gain

High Ground Park (Fort Higley)

Knoxville, Tennessee

0.66 mi / 89 ft gain

High Ground Park

Knoxville, Tennessee

1 mi / 50 ft gain

Sequoyah Hills Trail

Knoxville, Tennessee

5.31 mi / 240 ft gain

Ijams Nature Center Trail

Knoxville, Tennessee

1.36 mi / 95 ft gain

River Boardwalk Trail

Knoxville, Tennessee

1.5 mi / 200 ft gain

Places to stay

Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA Holiday

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA Holiday

Abram's Creek Campground

Tallassee, Tennessee

Abram's Creek Campground

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

From $194 / night

Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Pavilion

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Pavilion

Guides and stories

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

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

20 Must-Do Hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The Outbound Collective

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

The Smokies Are Still Alive!

Merritt McKinney

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

6 Inspiring Photos from the Smoky Mountains

Nick Spicer

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

The 5 Best Fall Hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Christian Murillo

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