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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Nice place to get away from the crowds

To truly enjoy the Smokies you need to off the road and into the quietness of the woods... this little trail offers that very opportunity. Easy walking makes it enjoyable for all... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Smkymtntroutman
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

To truly enjoy the Smokies you need to off the road and into the quietness of the woods... this little trail offers that very opportunity. Easy walking makes it enjoyable for all ages.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I live here and this park needs a lot of work. After the windstorm during the wildfires many many trees were blown over and it looks like a tornado came through. Walks and benches are covered with moss and a lot of clearing out needs to be done. I wish I had the money to get it done. Very depressing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Super fun time, lots of views and areas to explore off the path. Short, easy and safe hike. We probably spent an hour and could have even spent more.

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Mustang, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

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 November 7, 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank Deborah G
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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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NJ
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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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