Category Archives for Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Rough Fork Trail – Cataloochee Valley

After our long  7.4 mile hike along Boogerman Trail a week ago, we were looking for something a little more relaxing and easier for this weekend.  We elected to head back to Cataloochee Valley and hike up the two mile roundtrip Rough Fork trail to the Woody house.  Turned out to be a really nice […]

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Boogerman Trail

Boogerman Trail – Cataloochee Valley

With more than 3,000 miles of trails, finding a new trail to hike on isn’t difficult at all.  I had read a few good reviews on Boogerman Trail, over in Cataloochee Valley.  Boogerman trail, if you follow the loop, is 7.4 miles roundtrip.  About 2 more miles than we had been doing, but I thought […]

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Deep Creek Loop Trail

Deep Creek Loop Trail

We’ve heard a lot of people in the area say that Deep Creek, in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was a great place to visit, but had never been there ourselves.   We decided to take a family hike on Deep Creek loop trail, and really enjoyed it! Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, […]

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Alum Cave Trail Featured

Alum Cave Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Over Memorial Day weekend, we decided to head out and hike up Alum Cave Trail, located in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Alum Cave Trail is a family favorite, that provides a beautiful creekside hike, dense hardwood forests, scenic views, bridges, and two very unique points of interest. Location: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, […]

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Porters Creek Trail Cover

Porters Creek Trail – Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The past weekend, we decided to head out to Porters Creek trail on the Tennessee side of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park.   We hiked this trail for the first time in early April, but my wife was sick and wasn’t able to come, so we decided to hike it again so she could see […]

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Midnight Hole

Midnight Hole – Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Midnight Hole is a deep and scenic pool below a 6 foot waterfall.  The pool the falls are part of the Big Creek section of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  Midnight hole is a popular swimming destination for adults, teens and families.   There are a number of large rocks around the pool, and due to […]

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