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Wonderful visitors center with delightful staff. Great place to stop and walk along the river. Enjoyed learning some history. Well staffed center. This is a great stop even if you do not want to take the three mile hike.
This river trail was easy and short. It was just a loop that starts behind the visitor's center, through an old farm, and then next to the flowing river. It was a nice level trail that was used by mountain bikers (or even kids on...More
This walk goes along the side of the Oconaluftee River between the Oconaluftee Visitor Center at the Cherokee side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cherokee Indian Reservation (Qualla Boundary). The trail winds alongside the river in the shade of large hardwood...More
This is a great side trip when you visit the vistor's center or want to walk along the river, you might even see Turkey's or the Elk. This trail is wide enough fro a stroller, however sections are narrow from vegetation in sections. Fisherman's hideaway...More
Stopped at the Oconaluftee visitor center and decided to walk this trail, which started from behind the center. It goes right to the town of Cherokee. It's a fairly level walk mostly in the shade of trees with a few short up/down stretches. The river...More
This trail is very pleasant. It begins at the Oconaluftee Visitors Center, and follows a stream to some historic cabins that are very interesting. The hike is easy, and the scenery is peaceful and pleasant.
We hike part of this trail and thought it was lovely. The sinage was very interesting as well. We didn't finish the hike because the woods were full of elk. There was no way for us to finish hiking without getting closer than the recommended...More
We went specifically because we vacation with out dogs and want to visit national parks. The trail is about 3.5? miles round trip and it is a turn back trail, not a loop trail. It ends in Cherokee, a reservation but we did not go...More