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Chimney Tops Trail in the Smoky Mountains
Spring is one of the most popular times to visit the Smoky Mountains. The weather begins to warm up, which means it’s the perfect time to get out and explore the natural scenery of the Smokies. Whether you want to enjoy a scenic drive or walk along the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, you will just enjoy being outside breathing in the fresh air of the mountains. For extra special adventures, take your family on a journey along one of these 4 hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains:

1. Abrams Falls Trail

Abrams Falls in the Smoky MountainsNothing says spring like a hike to one of the most gorgeous waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains. Abrams Falls Trail features a 5.2-mile roundtrip hike and a ton of wonderful scenes. Of course, the highlight of them all is the 20-foot waterfall. Some of the hike’s other features include a journey through an old pine-oak forest, blooming rhododendron, and spectacular mountain views. Once you reach the waterfall, you can enjoy the sound of the rushing water before heading back to the beginning of the trailhead!

2. Chimney Tops Trail

If you are looking for a hike that features blooming wildflowers, Chimney Tops Trail is for you! This hike is just 4 miles roundtrip as well, which makes it easy for most guests to complete in only a couple of hours. During your trek, you will see all sorts of amazing scenery, including blooming rhododendron, mountain laurel, and other plants that are native to the Smokies. To reach the trailhead, travel along Newfound Gap Road to the lower loop to begin your incredible journey on the trail.

3. Porters Creek Trail

wildflowers along Porters Creek Trail in the Smokies For those who are traveling with kids this spring, Porters Creek Trail is a short hike that everyone can enjoy together. Even though it isn’t a long hike, there is still a ton to see! Overall, the hike covers 2 miles roundtrip and it is located in the Greenbrier area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The hike begins on a gravel road that is surrounded by a variety of gorgeous wildflowers. As you continue along the trail, you will pass through a wooded forest that leads you to Fern Branch Falls, which cascades over mossy rocks!

4. Charlies Bunion Trail

Charlies Bunion Trail is one of the hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains that are for the more experienced hikers. Although it is only 8 miles roundtrip, there are some areas of rough terrain that make it rated as one of the more difficult trails in the Smokies. If you are up for the challenge, this is also one of the most rewarding hikes as you will be treated to stunning mountain views, especially at the peak where you can see Mount LeConte in the distance.

Are you ready to plan your spring vacation where you can explore these hiking trails in the Smoky Mountains? Take a look at our Pigeon Forge hotel rooms to book your stay with us! We look forward to seeing you soon!