Sure, it may be a little rainy in Gatlinburg this week, but that only means that the trails will be even lusher and greener at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! July is almost here and this means that hikers from around the country will be traveling to our humble town to experience one of the greatest places in America: the Smoky Mountains National Park. We might be a little biased, but we sure do think that we have one of the prettiest and most impressive national parks in the country. Since Elk Springs Resort is located so close to the GSMNP, our guests love the short drive from their luxury cabin rental to the thousands of acres to explore at our national park.
If you have never been to the National Park, it may seem a bit overwhelming. With so many trails to choose from, you may just decide to stay home and relax in a rocking chair on the porch. However, we recommend that you save the rocking chair for after a long day hiking and exploring our beautiful region of the country! Depending on your skill level, there are trails to accommodate easy walks, wheelchair users, dog lovers, family hikes, even trails to challenge experienced hikers. The easiest way to find a trail that will fit your hiking needs is to visit the “Plan Your Visit” page of the GSMNP website. It has tons of advice for newbies, families, and advanced hikers alike; choose your own adventure and customize your hike to best suit your skill level.
No matter what your skill level, there are certain things that all hikers need to remember:
There is so much to do and see during your stay at Elk Springs Resort, plan your next adventure with our other top recommendations for fun activities in our vacation guide.