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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Easiest Trail In The smokies

This trail is the easiest trail in the Park. It starts at the end of town where River Road ends in front of the Water Department. It follows the Little Pigeon River and their are... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 9, 2015
SmokiesJunkie
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Fishers, Indiana
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Fishers, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This trail is the easiest trail in the Park. It starts at the end of town where River Road ends in front of the Water Department. It follows the Little Pigeon River and their are only a few short moderate climbs as the trail is fairly level It is a good trail to jog on and is also good for... More 

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

There is a small swimming hole close to Gatlinburg off of this path. It is a great place to cool off and watch small trout and other fish. Take a cooler and enjoy nature!

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Thank crystalm37
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

This walkway is paved and short in distance. There are markers explaining the history of the land around the trail and the types of trees there. There are a few stone chimneys along the way still standing over one hundred years. There's also a stream running alongside the trail you can actually dip your toes in. It was very refreshing.

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Thank Jordanpbj
Orange Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

This is a great area especially for the elderly or handicapped as the circular trail is paved. It is easy to step off the trail and be creek-side within a minute. Lovely and somewhat private spot for a picnic by the creek.

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Mason, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

It's a nice little trail perfect for folks that love nature. Brought our hounds with us and they enjoyed wading in the stream.

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Thank Melissa R
Memphis, Tennessee
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26 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Great Short hike from Gatlinburg with free parking at the trail head in Gatlinburg. Bring your pet dogs seems to be welcome. Easy Shaded hike that connect the the Sugarlands Nature trail near the visitor's center.

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Thank David J
Lebanon, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Forget the T-shirt shops and all the shopping while in Tenn. Get the family together and go see the sights. The views are beautiful and breath taking. I recommend going and taking your time. I will go back.

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Thank Stephanie M
Leesburg, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This trail is easy and has lots of interactive information about the plants and animals that live in the surrounding area. It was great for smaller children to hike on their own and commune with nature.

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you're short on time, do this easy hike near the Sugarlands Visitor's Center. You walk along the creek for a bit and there is a waterfall at the end. Perfect for all ages.

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Bunch, Oklahoma
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I walked this a nice sunny afternoon this week, then went back in the drizzle another day. The walk through the woods, by the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River was beautiful and informative. There was a young lady there in a wheelchair, so it is accessable for those who are handicapped. The trail is paved with plenty of... More 

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