Traveling to Gatlinburg is something that millions of people do each year. However, it is not really because of the charm of this lovely town, instead for the most part it is from the town motto as being the Gateway to the Smokies. This town literally sits on the door step of the national park and their is even one of the main entrances to the park located at the end of the town. With this close proximity to the park, it is easy to see why Gatlinburg has grown in popularity. I know for my own , when we go to Gatlinburg we usually only walk around town before going to the mountains and after we come back from the mountains. This typically is going to mean that we are going to be going to the strip mainly for breakfast early in the morning and to get the town feel itself in the early evening to late afternoon. Then we would head back to the hotel for the evening dip in the pool before getting cleaned up and heading to bed somewhat early so we can get an early jump on the morning and in most cases be able to beat the crowd that usually comes into the park.

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Why People Should Go To The Mountains

Cades Cove with bears

Often when you are thinking about going into the mountains you are automatically going to think about the thin air and how hard it is going to be for you to breathe. However, what you need to realize is the air is not that thin and you can easily breathe unlike what a lot of people think. What you need to realize is this is going to get you back into the outdoors and will allow you to reconnect with nature. Even if you are disabled or have children you will find the mountains have plenty to offer you. I know that one of the times we went to Gatlinburg my husband was hurting really bad and could barely walk, but we managed to do some simple trails that were paved in the park. This may not seem like it is much, but the trails are located inside of the national park and they do wrap around some of the most beautiful areas of the park, but you will also find some of the best areas inside of the park are going to have a lot of driving areas around, like Cades Cove provides you with.

In addition to these areas, you will also notice their is a chance to see pieces of nature that you normally would never get to see in your home area. I know when I was in the park, I never did see a bear, but I went during hibernation period, which would explain why I did not see the bears. However, bears are not the only piece of nature you can see. When we were their last, the different plants and animals that were present was completely mind blowing. Now, as with any piece of nature it is very important to respect the area because we are in the space the animals live. Not only that the animals are in the park and are going to be protected so please heed all the warning signs.

Something else you will enjoy is the different aspects of the park for you to visit. We will cover these various aspects of the park in later post as you can see. These parts are going to make it easier for you to get the information that you want to have for the park and be able to plan out your trip even better, but you will also find this is going to make sure that you do not miss out on any of the different aspects of the park like you could have done if you were not being careful in your planning.

Conclusion And The List Of Areas Of National Park

Clingmans Dome Highest point in Tennessee

Now, you know the National Park is one of the best parks in America, which is one of the reasons why it is the most visited parks. Since this is the case, you will need to make sure you know about the joys and pleasures that you can find at this park. Below you will find all the different lists of the locations that we are going to cover in our articles here for you to make it easier to plan out your trip. Some of these items may be listed twice or sound similar as some of the regions have multiple names, but I can tell you that even if they are duplicated it is completely by error and I will try to weed those out as I find them. I am also going to break this down into different categories as well, which will make it easier for you to find the information that you need to have and know it will help you in getting to enjoy your trip and plan it out for what you want to do during your trip to Gatlinburg.

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Chimney Areas Picnic Area
Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area

Greenbrier Picnic Area

Elkmont Ghost Town

Cosby Picnic Area

Laurel Falls

Abrams Falls Trail

Ramsey Cascades

Spruce Flats Falls

Cataract Falls

Baskins Creek Falls

Hen Wallow water Falls

Meigs Falls

Cane Creek Twin Falls

West Prong Falls

Mannis Branch Falls

Clingmans Dome

Mount LeConte

Mount Sterling

Roaring Fork

Sugarlands Valley Nature Trail

Quiet Walkaways

Hazel Creek

Chimney Tops

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Grotto Falls Trail

Rainbow Falls Trail

Alum Cave Trails

Charlies Bunion

Upper Tremont Road

Metcalf Bottoms Trail

Kephart Prong Trail

Bullhead Trail

Forney Ridge Trail

Meigs Creek Trail

Newfound Gap Road

Rich Mountain Road

Balsam Mountain Road

Emerts Cove Covered Bridge

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