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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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We stopped here cause we had time to kill. This was easy hike more of a walk no climbing or elevation gain some interesting sites. You could see where a couple houses had been all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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Mustang, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I could I would give it 3 1/2 stars. It is better than average but not very good. A very short peaceful paved path that runs along a brook on one side and the road on the other side. There are a couple of old home sites with only the chimney standing. During the fall, there is a lot... More 

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Mount Juliet, Tennessee
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stopped here cause we had time to kill. This was easy hike more of a walk no climbing or elevation gain some interesting sites. You could see where a couple houses had been all that was left was chimneys plus on one side your hiking along the water so it's peaceful we had it mostly to ourselves. The parking... More 

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Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Come to the Smokey National Pary and walk this triail a short distance from the Sugarlands Information Center on Newfound road--the main road to Cherokee. This one half mile paved, level trail is fantastic. Numerous benches on which to take a break. Two chimneys from abandoned summer cottages. Many information places to learn about history and nature. Can get a... More 

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Loris, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 6, 2016

Nice peaceful paved handicap accessible trail. Right beside the river too. Has benches to rest along the way . Really nice stroll all level and even and educational..

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2016

This is a good first hike when you enter the Park or if you only have a little time. It starts right outside the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Not much if any climbing that I remember. You can see a waterfall on this hike too. Didn't see much wildlife except for a water snake sunning itself along the path. It wasn't... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

There's a self-serve kiosk where you can purchase (50 cents) a pamphlet describing various points along the trail. It's a loop trail, which we elongated a bit by heading to Cataracts Falls. The nature trail was quieter than I expected, considering that it started right from the visitor center and it was a Sunday afternoon. This trail wasn't very long... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

This trail is far more interesting that the Cataracts Falls walk, about 1 mile longer. You pick up a brochure at the beginning for about 50 cents which gives you information about the trees and the history of the houses and farming in the area. Amazing to see that corn was grown at a 45 degree angle up the side... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 13, 2016

This trail is a good trail even if you are tired from doing other Gatlinburg things. It is paved and leads to the river where the views are stunning. We particularly liked the roots of the trees running along the ground.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Starts at the Sugarlands Visitor center. Trail is around a mile round trip. It loops around so you are not returning on same trail. At far end of the loop is a cabin from the early homesteader days. Markers note different plants and trees. Trail is not that busy, has some short climbs and is well maintained but has roots... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2016

I wished I was in better shape to do more exploring. I did follow the easy trail to the waterfall, it was beautiful! So very many beautiful sites along the road. There are spots for picnicing and even tubing. With a little bit of advanced planning, we could have done so much more. I liked the fact that there were... More 

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