Best Fall Hikes In The Great Smoky Mountains

Fall is a majestic and marvelous time of year in Pigeon Forge and the Great Smoky Mountains. The heat of summer has diminished and an exhilarating, yet refreshing chill is in the air. The scent of autumn can be such a shift as the aromas of pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and apple cider permeates the air. The picturesque beauty of the ever-changing scenery brings to mind a painting.
This time of year inspires us to get outside and enjoy the beauty. Whether we take a drive up the mountain to see the exquisite beauty of the colorful leaves or enjoy an amazing nature hike. All we have to do is get up and get out to experience it. So if you’re looking for ideas for your next outdoor adventure, here are some of the best fall hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains. These will be perfect to add to your to-do list!
The most popular trail in the Smoky Mountains. This paved 2.6-mile hike provides hikers with an incredible view of a gorgeous 80-foot high waterfall.
A peaceful 2-mile trail traveling along the river. Small side adventures are around every corner. The first ½ mile is gravel and the trail is excellent for kids and pets.
One of the best-kept secrets of the Smoky Mountains. This 3-mile trail is a great choice if you’re looking to escape the crowds. Featuring a short climb and long descent (and steep ascent on the way back). The 40-ft, two-tiered Baskins Creek Falls is the perfect place for a midday picnic.
An 8.7-mile hike in Cades Cove filled with steep climbs, narrow trails and uneven footing. The trail offers adventure and beautiful shrubbery along the way.
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