The national park system in the Smoky Mountains has over eight hundred miles of trails! Many of the trail heads are located near roadways making finding and access them fairly easy to do. The trails range in difficulty from easy to very difficult. Care should be taken to check the difficulty rating of a trail before setting out for the first time.
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a major tourist attraction in the region. The Park gets twice as many visitors than any other Park in America today! The 2 main visitor centers inside the Park are Sugarland Visitors Center near Gatlinburg, Tn and Oconaluftee Visitors Center near Cherokee, NC.