"Fly fishing for Trout and Game Fish" after hiking and sight-seeing is the next most popular activity! Many of the parks streams and rivers are located near the roadway or a hiking trail making it possible to combine a hike with a little fishing! The park has long had a reputation for a healthy trout population!
There are 850 miles of trails that include 70 miles of the Appalachian Trail! There are trails that are fairly easy that lead to waterfalls or historical area's as well as trails that are more difficult that lead to ridges and peaks that offer excellent sight seeing opportunities!
Once the vacation area for the wealthy! Situated between Meigs Mountain, Sugarland Mountain and Cove Mountain in a narrow flat next to the Little River! A logging and resort community where the idea of a National Park first was purposed!
Roaring Fork is a mountain stream that has it's source at an elevation of 5000 feet along the north slope of Mount Le Conte. Three springs provide the source of the Roaring Fork as it drops 2500 feet in just over 2 miles and then spills over the Grotto Falls! It's mouth is located just north of Gatlinburg where it empties into the Little Pigeon Forge River.
Clingmans Dome is the most accessible mountain top in all of the Great Smoky Mountains Natl Park! You will find Clingmans Dome Road just off route 441 near Newfound Gap. The Dome road is 7 miles in length and will take you up to within 300 feet of the Top!