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Gatlinburg Trail

This 2-mile greenway style path between Gatlinburg and the Sugarlands Visitor Center is a great walk, run or bike ride. The path winds along the West Prong of the Little Pigeon River beside Newfound Gap Road. It passes under the Gatlinburg Bypass and crosses the river at one point. You’ll notice some homesites, a fairly frequent sight on Smokies trails. Starting at either spot and hiking out and back makes for a 4 mile trip—or get dropped off at the Visitor Center and walk back to town. This is a particularly good option for people staying in downtown Gatlinburg. This hike is the second walking path on which pets and bicycles are permitted in the National Park.

Directions: The path starts across the street from NOC’s Great Outpost by the park boundary and at Sugarlands Visitor Center.

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