Best Winter Hikes

Wintertime hiking in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park can be challenging at best. But, with the proper clothing and gear, winter hikes can reward you with lots of unique sites that you can not see at other times of the year. There are frozen water falls to see. With snow on the ground you can find animal tracks much easier and with the leaves off of the trees you have a better chance at spotting the wildlife in the park. Here are 5 of the best winter hikes in the Smoky Mountains order of easiest to extreme.

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Ramsey Cascades water fall in the Smoky Mountains.
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Water Falls and Swimming Holes of the Smokies

Summertime is a great time to visit the waterfalls and swimming holes of the Smokies. On average, June, July, and August have highs in the upper 80s to lower 90s. These warm and humid conditions make it the perfect time to put on your swimsuit and take a dip in the pristine waters of the Smokies! There are numerous areas inside the national park to spend the day cooling off in the 65-degree waters. That’s right, 65 degrees! On a day when the temperature is 90 and the humidity level is 90%, you won’t want to get out of the water. Check out a few of the most popular waterfalls and swimming holes in the Smokies:

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Fishing In Gatlinburg and The Smokies

Some people may not be aware but, Gatlinburg, TN and The Great Smoky Mountains National Park offer miles of streams and rivers that are full of Native and and, in Gatlinburgs case, both native and stocked Rainbow Trout. For the experienced sportsman the national park has some of the best fly fishing in the area....

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Great Fishing Hole and Park for Families and Kids

Herbert Holt Park, located on the right, as you are coming into Gatlinburg, is a subtle quiet park hidden away from the bustling city. It features a pavilion, play area, walking trail, and free fishing for kids under 12 in the river! The pavilion can be reserved, please call the Gatlinburg Community Center for...

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