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Quiet Walkways

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too many people go way too fast and may not even notice the walkways on the east side of new found... read more

Reviewed August 4, 2018
Mike W
Grand Rapids, Michigan
Easy and beautiful

Nice to see some easier trails in Smoky Mountain National Park. They are everywhere! Balsom Quiet... read more

Reviewed June 8, 2018
Jake D
United States
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Reviewed August 4, 2018

too many people go way too fast and may not even notice the walkways on the east side of new found gap road. very tranquil stroll down to a small river.

Thank Mike W
Reviewed June 8, 2018 via mobile

Nice to see some easier trails in Smoky Mountain National Park. They are everywhere! Balsom Quiet Walkway brings you to a beautiful stream that’s just roaring! I thought that was really cool.

Thank Jake D
Reviewed May 9, 2018

Many short, quiet walks are along the Gap Road. One - at about mile marker 1.7 from the West goes slowly down to a great quiet river view. We were the only ones on the trail

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Reviewed December 24, 2017 via mobile

My mom is having some health problems so I've tried to find a really easy hike 1st go on and this was the perfect Take to try. A good bit of it was paved it wasn't ragged with jagged rocks or anything it was is...More

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Reviewed July 3, 2017

Be sure to look up the "quiet walkways" in the Great Smoky Mountain Park. I personally love hiking in the Smoky Mountains and have done some of the more challenging hikes. However, we wanted to take my parents who are 80 and not able to...More

1  Thank Brenda S
Reviewed June 22, 2017

We were driving along and stopped in this area for the kids to play in the stream. We ended up getting more than planned for, mamma bear and two cubs. We had an awesome vantage point (at a safe distance). Very cool.

Thank sdhigbee
Reviewed April 26, 2017

These walkways are wonderful. Scattered throughout the park on the TN side, they are a great way to find seclusion and quiet. They are a great alternative for those of us unable to do hikes. Highly recommend.

2  Thank Sharon K
Reviewed April 24, 2017

There are several of these around the park and they allow you to get away into nature without too much trouble. Most do not require special footwear and some are even paved near Gatlinburg.

Thank Rebecca R
Reviewed April 4, 2017

In this day and age it is rare to find something that is exactly as advertised. However, the dozen or so quiet walkways on the two main park roads on the Tennessee side are exactly that. No neon here- just small roadside signs that are...More

1  Thank Paul S
Reviewed February 18, 2017 via mobile

Quite walkways are trails full of wonders. We took one of the quite walkways between gatlinburg and Cades cove. Not only did we find a beautiful creek, but also a very old car frame that has been there for years. It was amid the rocks...More

1  Thank Jodie F
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