Winter Hiking in Pigeon Forge

Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountain

Sometimes you need to get outside and deeply, breath in the fresh, crisp air of nature. The cool nibble of cold air as you explore deep into the trails of the Great Smoky Mountains is one of the best ways to refresh your senses, mind, and soul. Check out some of these popular hiking trails that will get you on the right path to pure bliss this winter.

Alum Cave


Alum Cave in the Great Smoky Mountains


Starting out at Walker Camp Prong, you can hike just over 2 miles to what is known as Inspiration Point. Immerse yourself in the natural tree line as you take on an elevation of 1,200 feet to the top. This beautiful trail will help you forget about the outside world, and let you escape into a wonderful paradise of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Appalachian Trail


Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains


Be part of history as you hike a small sliver of the Appalachian Trail that glides through the Great Smoky Mountain area. Take in the sights, smells, and sounds of pure untouched nature as you experience what thousands of hikers before you have already captured. 

See waterfalls, cascades of trees that stretch out for miles, and the living forest that will mesmerize you with each step. Follow the “blazes” that will lead you through the trail and discover all that is here for you.

Cade’s Cove


Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains


Just outside of Pigeon Forge sits a beautiful 6,800-acre valley. Within this valley lives history from the early 1800’s, wildlife, and meadows that roll across the land like a living ocean wave. Hike along and see if you can spot white tail deer, black bears, and even some amazing waterfalls. 

Hike to Abram Falls with a 20-foot drop to a pool of pure Great Smoky Mountain water. Or possibly explore the other numerous hiking trails that cover this beautiful area. Take in the fresh air, the natural sights, and refresh your soul at Cade’s Cove.

These are just a few of the hiking trails that you can visit during your winter stay in Pigeon Forge. So pack your warm clothes, some extra water, and nature-friendly snacks and get ready to see wonders that only the Great Smoky Mountains can offer you.

Read more about open and closed trails on the National Park Service website here

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