Touching thousands of miles of hiking trails, passing through dozens of state parks and national forests, and connecting hundreds of scenic overlooks, America’s longest linear park is nearly impossible to explore in its entirety.
It’s our nation’s busiest park, so here are tips on how to see the best of Great Smoky in just two days. Make the most of your time by visiting some of our favorite spots in both the Tenn. and N.C. sides of the park.
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Just east of the park, the bustling city of Asheville couples unmatched scenery and easy access to the park. Add in a friendly, outdoorsy vibe and Asheville is the perfect landing spot for your Great Smoky Mountains getaway.
Feel the mist on your face on one of these top trips to the park’s impressive cascades. Some are seen right from the road. Others require a hike.
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