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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Phone Number: 8654361200

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Easy,Enjoyable Short Hike

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

Thank lvsdx
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

Thank RebeccaMinNJ
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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4 of 5 stars 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 

Thank cfuller603
Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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.

Thank Bob19512014
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Don49680
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5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank DGW777
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

The Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail is a easy paved trail. There are a couple of old fireplaces still standing in place. Some of the trail runs along the river. The trail is very pretty and you feel like you are in the middle of no where and you can't hear the traffic. My husband and I found a nice spot... More 

Thank Goldrushjunkie
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

This is a .5 mile hike which offers nice scenery and is an easy hike especially for children. If you are just interested in a nice leisurely hike/walk this is a nice trail. You can also take the hike off this trail to Cataract Falls.

Thank Thomasoh
Knoxville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

This is a great introductory nature trail, for people just wanting to stretch thier legs and take in a little of what The Smokies has to offer. It is a little bit uphill but for the most part is smooth and a great maintained trail with an option to go see a waterfall called Cataract Falls.

Thank SmurfySmurfette80
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Not a very attractive trail but worth an easy walking just when you need a break for shade and greens. Don't expect too much except for a water fall at the end of the trail. The walk is short, easy and nice without any elevation. In my standard, 3.5 is more appropriate.

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