Posts Tagged ‘ Hiking in the Smokies ’

Look Rock – Hiking in the Smokies

August 28, 2011
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Look Rock – Hiking in the Smokies

Difficulty: Easy – Slightly Moderate Length: 0.5 miles one way   Look Rock is a short almost completely paved trail trail leading to the Look Rock Fire Tower. This is somewhat easy due to its distance, but does provide for a moderately steep climb along the first half of the trail.   If coming...

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Cataract Falls–Hiking in the Smokies

August 25, 2011
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Cataract Falls–Hiking in the Smokies

  Length: 0.1 miles one way Difficulty: Easy Cataract Falls is likely the easiest waterfall to view within the Smoky Mountain National Park. The short 0.1 mile walk is located very close to the Sugarland’s visitor center. While the falls are not the most magnificent one will ever see, they’re located on such an...

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Walker Sisters Cabin Trail -Hiking in the Smokies

August 18, 2011
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Walker Sisters Cabin Trail -Hiking in the Smokies

  Length: 1.1 Miles Difficulty: Easy The Walker Sisters Cabin Trail is an easy 1.1 mile walk along a dirt and gravel service road. The Walker Sisters were a group of five sisters well known in the Smoky Mountains as being the last holdouts of those living in the National Park. When the government...

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Metcalf Bottoms Trail – Hiking in the Smokies

August 17, 2011
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Metcalf Bottoms Trail – Hiking in the Smokies

  Difficulty:  Easy Length: 0.6 miles one way Metcalf Bottoms Trail is a short dirt trail bringing hikers from the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area to the Little Greenbrier School house. The trail begins just to the right and past the wooden car bridge. From here, the hike runs parallel with Little Greenbrier River before...

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Clingman’s Dome

October 28, 2010
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Clingman’s Dome

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Length: 0.5 miles one way Difficulty: Moderate Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains and in Tennessee.  From the top of the observation tower pictures above, one can, at times, see for over 100 miles in every direction. Unfortunately, these times are rare, and it...

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Laurel Falls Trail – Hiking in the Smokies

October 24, 2010
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Laurel Falls Trail  – Hiking in the Smokies

Distance: 1.3 Miles (one way) to falls Difficulty: Easy to Moderate The Laurel Falls hiking trails is one of many beautiful waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains, and the area around it. The hike to these falls follows along a paved trail, and provides for some beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains, before reaching a...

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