Trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trailhead Area

Here is a list of all trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trailhead area.

Each trail has its own printable page with all the information and links, including (where available):

  • directions to the starting point
  • difficulty
  • length
  • elevation change
  • a map
  • photos from along the way, and
  • a detailed description and trail directions.

For general information about the Great Smoky Mountains National Park trailhead, see the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Trailhead page.

Need to find trails by another method? Go back to Trails.

Abrams Falls Trail

More Difficult
  • 4.2mi, Climbs Moderately, Some Obstacles

Ace Gap Trail

  • 5.4mi, ,

Albright Grove Trail

  • 0.7mi, ,

Alum Cave Trail

Most Difficult
  • Though this trail is the shortest route to the peak of Mount Leconte, it isn't easy. The trail climbs 1200 feet in its shorter distance making it quite steep. Lower sections of the trail are beautiful and heavily traveled, especially up to Arch Rock...
  • 5mi, Climbs Steeply, Very Rough

Anthony Creek Trail

  • 3.6mi, ,

Appalachian Trail - Charlie's Bunion to Peck's Corner

Easy
  • 6.5mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Appalachian Trail - Clingman's Dome to Silers Bald

Easy
  • 4.5mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Appalachian Trail - Doe Knob to Fontana Dam

Easy
  • 6.8mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Appalachian Trail - Eagle Creek to Doe Knob

Easy
  • 9.3mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Appalachian Trail - Low Gap to Davenport Gap

Easy
  • 7.2mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Appalachian Trail - Miry Ridge to Eagle Creek

Easy
  • 9mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Appalachian Trail - Newfound Gap to C.Bunion

Easy
  • 4mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Appalachian Trail - Newfound Gap to Charlie's Bunion

Easy
  • 7.9mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Appalachian Trail - Peck's Corner to Tricorner Knob

Easy
  • 5.3mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Appalachian Trail - Silers Bald Shelter to Jct M R

Easy
  • 2.8mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Appalachian Trail - Tricorner Knob to Low Gap

Easy
  • 8.4mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Balsam Mountain Trail

  • 10.1mi, ,

Baskins Creek Trail

  • 2.7mi, ,

Baxter Creek Trail

  • 6.1mi, ,

Bear Creek Trail

  • 5.9mi, ,

Beard Cane Trail

  • 4.2mi, ,

Beech Gap I Trail

  • 2.5mi, ,

Beech Gap II Trail

  • 2.8mi, ,

Big Creek Trail

  • 5.8mi, ,

Big Fork Ridge Trail

Moderate
  • 3.2mi, Hilly, Some Obstacles

Bone Valley Trail

  • 1.8mi, ,

Boogerman Trail

  • 4.1mi, ,

Bote Mountain Trail

  • 6.9mi, ,

Bradley Fork Trail

  • 7.3mi, ,

Brushy Mountain Trail

  • 4.9mi, ,

Bullhead Trail

  • 5.9mi, ,

Cabin Flats Trail

  • 0.9mi, ,

Caldwell Fork Trail

  • 6.3mi, ,

Camel Gap Trail

  • 4.7mi, ,

Cane Creek Trail

  • 2.1mi, ,

Cataloochee Divide Trail

  • 6.4mi, ,

Chasteen Creek Trail

  • 4mi, ,

Chestnut Branch Trail

  • 2.1mi, ,

Chestnut Top Trail

  • 4.3mi, ,

Chimney Tops Trail

More Difficult
  • Fairly short, but very steep especially near the upper end. Takes you to the spectacular cliff-top view on top of the Chimneys - sharp, rocky peaks on a ridge extending from Sugarland Mountain. A gem, although the hemlocks along much of the trail are...
  • 2mi, Climbs Steeply, Moderately Rough

Clingmans Dome Bypass Trail

  • 0.5mi, ,

Cold Springs Gap Trail

  • 3.5mi, ,

Cooper Creek Trail

  • 0.5mi, ,

Cooper Road Trail

  • 10.9mi, ,

Cove Mountain Trail

  • 8.5mi, ,

Crib Gap Trail

  • 1.6mi, ,

Crooked Arm Ridge Trail

  • 2.2mi, ,

Cucumber Gap Trail

  • 2.4mi, ,

Curry Mountain Trail

  • 3.3mi, ,

Deep Creek Trail

  • 14.2mi, ,

Deeplow Gap Trail

  • 6.1mi, ,

Dry Sluice Gap Trail

  • 4.2mi, ,

Eagle Creek Trail

  • 8.9mi, ,

Enloe Creek Trail

  • 3.6mi, ,

Finley Cane Trail

  • 2.8mi, ,

Flat Creek Trail

  • 2.6mi, ,

Fork Ridge Trail

  • 5.1mi, ,

Forney Creek Trail

  • 11.4mi, ,

Forney Ridge Trail

  • 5.6mi, ,

Gabes Mountain Trail

  • 6.6mi, ,

Gatlinburg Trail

  • 1.9mi, ,

Goldmine Loop Trail

  • 2mi, ,

Gold Mine Trail

  • 0.8mi, ,

Goshen Prong Trail

  • 7.6mi, ,

Grapeyard Ridge Trail

  • 7.6mi, ,

Grassy Branch Trail

  • 2.5mi, ,

Greenbrier Ridge Trail

  • 4.2mi, ,

Gregory Bald Trail

  • 7.3mi, ,

Gregory Ridge Trail

  • 5mi, ,

Gunter Fork Trail

  • 4.1mi, ,

Hannah Mountain Trail

  • 9.5mi, ,

Hatcher Mountain Trail

  • 2.8mi, ,

Hazel Creek Trail

  • 14.7mi, ,

Hemphill Bald Trail

  • 8.4mi, ,

Hughes Ridge Trail

  • 5mi, ,

Huskey Gap Trail

  • 4.1mi, ,

Hyatt Ridge Trail

  • 4.4mi, ,

Indian Creek Motor Trail

  • 1.8mi, ,

Indian Creek Trail

  • 3.6mi, ,

Indian Grave Gap Trail

  • 3.7mi, ,

Jakes Creek Trail

  • 3.3mi, ,

Jenkins Ridge Trail

  • 8.9mi, ,

Jonas Creek Trail

  • 4.1mi, ,

Juney Whank Falls Trail

  • 0.3mi, ,

Kanati Fork Trail

  • 2.9mi, ,

Kephart Prong Trail

  • 2mi, ,

Lakeshore Trail - #77 to Campsite #81

Easy
  • 4.2mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Lakeshore Trail - #81 To Campsite #86

Easy
  • 3.4mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Lakeshore Trail - Hazel Creek To Campsite 90

Easy
  • 4.9mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Lakeshore Trail - Lakeview Dr. To #77

Easy
  • 16.6mi, Level, Few Obstacles

Laurel Falls Trail

  • 4mi, ,

Lead Cove Trail

  • 1.8mi, ,

Little Bottoms Trail

  • 2.3mi, ,

Little Brier Gap Trail

  • 1.4mi, ,

Little Cataloochee Trail

  • 5.2mi, ,

Little Greenbrier Trail

  • 4.3mi, ,

Little River Trail

  • 6.2mi, ,

Long Bunk Trail

  • 3.6mi, ,

Long Hungry Ridge Trail

  • 4.5mi, ,

Loop Trail

  • 1.2mi, ,

Lost Cove Trail

  • 2.7mi, ,

Lower Mt. Cammerer Trail

  • 7.5mi, ,

Low Gap Trail I

  • 2.5mi, ,

Low Gap Trail II

  • 2.9mi, ,

LT - #90 To Fontana Dam Trail

  • 5.6mi, ,

Lumber Ridge Trail

  • 4.1mi, ,

Lynn Camp Prong Trail

  • 3.7mi, ,

Maddron Bald Trail

  • 7.3mi, ,

Martins Gap Trail

  • 3mi, ,

McKee Branch Trail

  • 2.3mi, ,

Meigs Creek Trail

  • 3.5mi, ,

Meigs Mountain Trail

  • 6.1mi, ,

Metcalf Bottoms Trail

  • 0.7mi, ,

Middle Prong Trail

  • 4.1mi, ,

Mingus Creek Trail

  • 5.8mi, ,

Miry Ridge Trail

  • 5mi, ,

Mountains to Sea Section 1 Trail

Most Difficult
  • **Clingman's Dome to Waterrock Knob** From the start of the trail at Clingmans Dome on the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (north), to the summit of Waterrock Knob off the Blue Ridge Parkway. The trail is all on existing...
  • 68.9mi, Hilly, Moderately Rough

Mount Cammerer Trail

  • 0.6mi, ,

Mount Sterling Ridge Trail

  • 5.3mi, ,

Mount Sterling Trail

  • 2.7mi, ,

Newton Bald Trail

  • 5.3mi, ,

Noland Creek Trail

  • 10.3mi, ,

Noland Divide Trail

  • 11.6mi, ,

Oconaluftee River Trail

  • 1.6mi, ,

Old Settlers Trail

  • 15.8mi, ,

Old Sugarlands Trail

  • 3.9mi, ,

Palmer Creek Trail

  • 3.3mi, ,

Panther Creek Trail

  • 2.3mi, ,

Pole Road Creek Trail

  • 3.3mi, ,

Polls Gap Trail

  • 4.4mi, ,

Porters Creek Trail

  • 3.6mi, ,

Pretty Hollow Gap Trail

  • 5.6mi, ,

Rabbit Creek Trail

  • 7.8mi, ,

Rainbow Falls Trail

  • 6.7mi, ,

Ramsay Cascades Trail

  • 4mi, ,

Rich Mountain Loop Trail

  • 3.3mi, ,

Rich Mountain Trail

  • 2.3mi, ,

Road Prong Trail

  • 2.4mi, ,

Rough Creek Trail

  • 2.8mi, ,

Rough Fork Trail

  • 6.4mi, ,

Roundtop Trail

  • 7.5mi, ,

Russell Field Trail

  • 3.5mi, ,

Schoolhouse Gap Trail

  • 2.2mi, ,

Scott Mountain Trail

  • 3.6mi, ,

Smokemont Loop Trail

  • 3.9mi, ,

Snake Den Ridge Trail

  • 5.3mi, ,

Springhouse Branch Trail

  • 7.1mi, ,

Spruce Mountain Trail

  • 1mi, ,

Stone Pile Gap Trail

  • 0.9mi, ,

Sugarland Mountain Trail

  • 11.9mi, ,

Sunkota Ridge Trail

  • 8.6mi, ,

Swallow Fork Trail

  • 4mi, ,

Sweat Heifer Creek Trail

  • 3.7mi, ,

The Boulevard Trail

  • 5.4mi, ,

Thomas Divide Trail

  • 13.6mi, ,

Trillium Gap Trail

  • 8.9mi, ,

Tunnel Bypass Trail

  • 1.6mi, ,

Turkeypen Ridge Trail

  • 3.6mi, ,

Twentymile Loop Trail

  • 2.9mi, ,

Twentymile Trail

  • 5mi, ,

Twin Creeks Trail

  • 1.9mi, ,

Welch Ridge Trail

  • 7.3mi, ,

West Prong Trail

  • 2.7mi, ,

Wet Bottom Trail

  • 1mi, ,

Whiteoak Branch Trail

  • 1.8mi, ,

Wolf Ridge Trail

  • 6.3mi, ,