Tag Archive: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Apr 16

Abrams Falls Trail:

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Abrams Falls Trail is one of the more popular day hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  On our first trip to the park we skipped the hike to the falls, but it became a must do hike on our second trip to the park.  We loaded up the baby backpack, grabbed plenty of water, …

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Mar 27

Mingo Falls: A Big Bear of a Waterfall

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Mingo Falls is a spectacular waterfall located just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park in the Cherokee Indian Reservation.  At 120 feet the Mingo Falls is one of the tallest waterfalls in the area and with its easy access Mingo Falls is a must see.To arrive at the Mingo Falls trailhead just head out of …

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Aug 29

Top Ten Things to see in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Smoky Mountain National Park is the most visited national park in the United States.  Two springs ago Karen and I decided to make the trek there from the plains and really enjoyed our time.  We wish we would have been able to see it at the height of its beauty which is the summer and …

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May 30

Mountain Farm Museum: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Mountain Farm Museum is a great place to get out of the car and stretch your legs in the Great Smoky Moutain National Park.  It is located at Oconaluftee Visitor Center which is just 2 miles away from the town of Cherokee.  The Mountain Farm Museum is exactly as it sounds it is an old …

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May 29

Museum of the Cherokee Indian

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After hiking all morning and driving through the park we were getting hungry so we went to the town of Cherokee to stop for lunch.  During lunch we had a decision to make, do we keep on hiking or is it time for something else.  Though we both like to hike and see nature we …

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May 28

Juney Whank Falls – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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On our last day at Great Smoky National Park Karen and I decided to hit the southern part of the park by driving down the Newfound Gap Road.  When we reached the other side we went looking for some more waterfalls.  We eventually decided to go see Juney Whank Falls which is just north of Bryson City, …

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May 28

Sugarland Nature Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Karen and I took a fun hike on the Sugarland Nature Trail, which is right behind the Sugarland visitor center.  We highly recommend this trail because it is very short, only 1.5 miles round trip with a small waterfall, Cataract Falls.  The waterfall isn’t the only thing that makes the trip worth seeing, it is a very …

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May 28

Newfound Gap Road: Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Newfound Gap Road is the main road through Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  It starts in the town of Gatlinburg and ends at the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.  The road starts out with an elevation of 1,400 ft and tops out around 5,000 ft.  While driving the road try not to be in a hurry because there are …

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May 27

Grotto Falls – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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This is one of our favorite hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park because it is the only hike with a walk behind waterfall.  Grotto Falls Trail is a well maintained, although muddy when wet, 2.8 mile roundtrip hike to Grotto Falls.  Side note- we highly recommend that you bring an extra pair of shoes or …

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May 27

Cades Cove Loop – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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The 11 mile loop was probably the busiest part of Smoky Mountains National Park while we were there, but that is to be expected since it is some of the nicest scenery in the park. The cove is full of meadows were you can see the local wildlife including black bears and white tail deer. Karen and …

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