6 Top Family-Friendly Hikes in the Smokies to Enjoy with Kids


Explore the Smoky Mountains for an unforgettable family adventure. With diverse trails catering to various skill levels and interests, it's the perfect way to spend quality time with your kids.

Whether your loved ones want to see waterfalls, wildlife, or history, you will find it here. Here are 6 top family-friendly hikes in the Smokies that you and your kids will enjoy.

A moderate hike with stunning views of the valley and the iconic Alum Cave. Watch out for peregrine falcons nesting on the cliffs.

Peregrine Peak via Alum Cave Bluff Trail


Enjoy an effortless stroll to a breathtaking 80-ft waterfall. Beware of slippery rocks and steep edges. Ideal for a picnic and photography.

Laurel Falls Trail


Climb a steep trail to the Smokies' highest peak. Take in stunning mountain views from the tower at the summit.

Clingmans Dome Observation Tower Trail


Enjoy a simple stroll along Fighting Creek to a 25-ft cascade at Cataract Falls. Discover a hidden gem with a covered bridge and playground.

Cataract Falls


Explore a level, paved path welcoming dogs and bikes. Wander along the river from the visitor center to town, spotting historic homes and a bridge.

Gatlinburg Trail


Embark on a moderate trek beside a picturesque creek featuring three waterfalls. Delight in wildflowers, wildlife, and the soothing melody of the river.

Deep Creek Loop Trail


Check weather, pack snacks, water, sunscreen, wear sturdy shoes, bring a map, first aid kit, & stay together to enjoy Smokies hikes with kids.

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