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Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
+1 865-436-1200
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Easy Peasy Japanesy

If you would like a morning stroll or jog from the edge of Gatlinburg to the Sugarlands Visitors... read more

Reviewed 15 November 2017
Carrollton, Georgia
Great easy hike near the park's boundary

This is a easy hike only a half mile away from Sugarlands Visitor Center down 441. This is I... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2017
Nashville, Tennessee
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
+1 865-436-1200

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

If you would like a morning stroll or jog from the edge of Gatlinburg to the Sugarlands Visitors Center, this trail is for you. The path is level, fairly short, and uncrowded. While most of the scenery is very pleasant, you do come across a...More

Thank Lancealot13
Reviewed 9 October 2017

This is a easy hike only a half mile away from Sugarlands Visitor Center down 441. This is I believe one of the only ADA approved and paved trails in the park. It is short and while it doesn't have any major views or sites,...More

Thank mckayj93
Reviewed 18 September 2017

Nice visitor center to get a souvenir and learn more about wildlife in the mountains. There are two trail options that connect together. One an easy paved walk to a small waterfall (there are stairs at the end though) and the other a more rugged,...More

1  Thank Loren H
Reviewed 7 September 2017

Good day. If you find yourself in the Great Smoky Mountains and at the Sugarlands welcome center, might I suggest that you carve out a few minutes and walk the Sugarlands nature trail. It starts right at the visitors center and it would be classed...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 28 August 2017

We enjoyed ourselves along the river. Spent some time hopping rocks and exploring. Nice cool place to hike when its hot.

Thank Todd G
Reviewed 10 August 2017

It is always easy to park and walk a long of short way. The trails are lovely and well kept. There are many interesting spots along the walk. Even the grand children loved it.

Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 10 July 2017

This is about 1/2 mile south of the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Its completely paved and easy accessibility for wheelchairs and strollers. Benches are provided throughout and the area is shaded. This is also good for young children getting used to nature. This is a good...More

1  Thank Tabitha B
Reviewed 26 June 2017 via mobile

Just a correction to the prior reviews here... This is NOT the trail that starts at the visitor center building. This trail is a loop that you will find signed within a mile of the Sugarlands visitor center headed toward Cherokee on US 441 with...More

Thank blargoe
Reviewed 14 June 2017

My wife uses a wheelchair and this trail is ADA!!!! SWEEEEET!!! My wife hiking with me, PRICELESS!!! Has old chimney, creek and benches to enjoy the nature as you rest a bit. And only about a half mile south of Sugarlands Visitor Center (SVC). This...More

1  Thank tmail54
Reviewed 26 May 2017

Nice loop trail with an old cabin. Not a very strenuous hike. We took our time and did the loop and Cataract Falls in about an hour. Good for an easy stroll in the woods.

Thank shannon v
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20 June 2015|
Response from Janet W |
Dogs are allowed on only 2 trails in the national park... The Gatlinburg Trail The Oconaluftee River Trail Dogs must be on a leash no longer than 6 ft. and be sure to clean up after your pet.