The Smoky Mountains National Park offers more than 800 miles of trails for hikers of all levels. Within Wears Valley TN, Townsend and our area there are too many trails to count. Our Cabin Rentals in Townsend TN offer guests the opportunity to be very close to some of the best trails. Hikers will encounter all types of mountain foliage and scenery including fantastic views of mountain vistas, scenes with rushing streams and waterfalls, trails near historic structures, and almost forgotten pathways located within old-growth forest hardwoods.
Here are some great trails nearby to our Cabin Rentals in Townsend TN:
Chestnut Top Trail: If you visit in the spring you will want to hike this trail to see the awesome wildflowers during their peak. The trailhead is at the Townsend TN, just inside the park boundaries where Route 73 from Townsend and Laurel Creek Road from Cades Cove join together. The trail offers a great deal of climbs and drops. You’ll climb first for almost 3 miles to the top of Chestnut Top, then you’ll drop for over 3 miles at Bryant Gap. The remaining mile is mixed and leads to Schoolhouse Gap Trail. You can backtrack to the trailhead, or turn left and follow Schoolhouse Gap Trail some 2 miles to Laurel Creek Road.
Little River Trail at Elkmont: A relatively easy, flat trail that follows the Little River beginning at a trailhead found at a campground entrance. You’ll find great creekside views, hidden swimming holes and a wonderful nature trail.
Metcalfe Bottoms: A short, nature trail that leads to the Old Greenbrier School, an old fashioned log cabin school. Take US-441 into the park. At the Sugarlands Visitor Center turn right onto Little River Rd. toward Elkmont. Travel about six miles to the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area on the right.