Spring into the Smokies

Spring into the Smokies!

It's spring time in the Smokies, which means it's a great time to get out and explore all the beauty our area has to offer. There are several great hikes with varying difficulties for those who like to explore. Try horseback riding or zip lining for the more adventurous types. Not quite sure about too much adventure? Check out the motor loops and enjoy the Smokies from your car!


Porter's Creek trail is located in the Greenbriar section of the Smokies and is considered a moderate hiking trail. It is 4.0 miles in length and is one of the most popular wildflower trails in the park. The fringed phalencia is so abundant that it looks like a fresh snowfall. This trail is great, because it has so much to see. Don't miss the cabin, barn, cemetery, and waterfall; as well as, one of the longest foot bridges in the park!

Horseback riding is offered by various companies throughout the county, but check out Cades Cove Riding Stables to see the Cove from a different perspective. Just imagine seeing a deer or black bear from the back of a horse!

We recommend checking out Climbworks if you are in the mood to see Spring in the Smokies from the top of trees!

Cades Cove loop is a scenic 11 mile driving loop with lots of opportunities to pull over and explore. Make it a day and drive into Cades Cove and spend your time on one of the many hiking loops or take a lunch and have a picnic by the water.

Roaring Fork is a 5.5 mile driving loop that is located just minutes from Gatlinburg. Several cabins to explore and hiking trails if you want to get out and stretch. Make sure to stop by Ely's Mill on your way out for some locally handmade gifts and if you are lucky there will be some of the best homemade fried pies you will ever taste left to purchase!

Whatever you choose to do, we hope that your family and you make some amazing memories!


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