Part of the Appalachian Mountain Range located on the border
and North Carolina
. The Great Smoky Mountains are a favorite among mountain hiking enthusiast
s and history buffs alike. Popular attractions such as Cades Cove reveal the hard-working life of the early farmers and settlers of the region while the numerous trailheads and the Appalachian Trail
provide hikers with a nearly endless variety of choices.
If one can tolerate the traffic and prefers a nice, cozy
hotel rather than a trail campground
, then Gatlinburg
and Pigeon Forge
, Tennessee are both excellently located in the area.