Family-Friendly Hikes in The Great Smoky Mountains

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Family-Friendly Hikes in The Great Smoky Mountains

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Laurel Falls

This popular hiking trail is located right outside of Wears Valley. It is 2.6 miles roundtrip and leads to a beautiful 80-foot waterfall. This hike is rated moderate in difficulty, but the hike is well worth the picturesque waterfall views. The duration of this hike is approximately 2 hours. Please note that this is one of the most popular hiking trails in The Smokies, to ensure 

 

Porters Creek Trail

This trail is perfect for the whole family! In the summer, this trail is blanketed with white wildflowers! Not only is there beautiful scenery all around, but you also pass historic structures that are perfect for showing the little ones how life used to be in The Great Smoky Mountains. Porters Creek Trail is 4 miles roundtrip and is the perfect place to enjoy scenic nature scapes.

 

Baskins Creek Falls

Baskins Creek Falls is one of the most popular hikes in The Great Smoky Mountains for a few amazing reasons! This family-friendly hike is only 3 miles roundtrip, making it perfect for the whole family. This casual hike leads to a 40-foot 2-tiered waterfall! During this hike you will also pass Baskins Cemetery, another great location to teach the kids about history in The Smokies.