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Outdoor Adventures in the Smokies

A trail scene from Cataract Falls in the Smoky Mountains.

A trail scene from Cataract Falls in the Smoky Mountains.

When it comes to outdoor recreation in the Great Smoky Mountains, the sky is the limit! 

With more than 800 miles of hiking trails, the Great Smoky Mountains area is a paradise for hiking enthusiasts.  With trails ranging from easy to difficult, there's a trail out there for everyone.  While you're hiking, you can take in some bird watching, too, as more than 120 species of birds live in the park. 

The fisherman in your group will be impressed with the 2,900 miles of streams in the Smokies as well as Fontana and Douglas lakes. A peaceful afternoon of fishing awaits! 

Bicycling is also a popular activity.  One of the most popular biking trails is the Cades Cove loop inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Bicyclists are also allowed on the Gatlinburg Trail, the Oconaluftee River Trail, and the lower Deep Creek Trail. 

Horseback riding is another popular activity your family can enjoy.  Stables are located in all of the communities surrounding the park, with each one offering breathtaking views. 

There are also a variety of whitewater rafting opportunities for the thrill-seekers in your group.  Tame the river before it tames you on one of the area's many rafting excursions.  If you like your water sports to come in the powdered form, visit during the winter time for some of the best skiing and snowboarding the region has to offer. 

With so much to do, what are you waiting for?  Start your Smokies Adventure today!

Get outside and play!