A couple weeks ago my wife and I spent a few days hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains. As a result, we have added four new trails to our website, HikingintheSmokys.com.
On a couple of hikes, such as the Sugarland Mountain Trail, and the Meigs Creek Trail, we were able to find almost total solitude in the heart of the Smokies.
The Grapeyard Ridge Trail also offered quite a bit of solitude as well. This trail, however, also offers hikers one of the more interesting historical artifacts you'll find in the Smokies - the remains of an old steam engine that rolled into Injun Creek:
We also hiked the Middle Prong Trail for the first time ever, and absolutely loved it. In fact, I would say it just might be the best waterfall hike in the Smokies. In addition to several smaller falls and cascades, the trail passes three major waterfalls, including Lower Lynn Camp Falls:
If you ever get a chance, take the time to hike the section of the Sugarland Mountain Trail that starts from Fighting Creek Gap. Along the way you'll have one of the best views of Mt. LeConte - in terms of seeing it's massive size from top to bottom:
To see all of the trails on our website, please visit HikingintheSmokys.com
Hiking in the Smokies