Jump on the Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is accessible within 5 minutes from near the Big Creek entrance to the Smoky Mountains National Park at the Tennessee/North Carolina border. Of the 2015 miles of the AT (as it is called), a section 69 miles in length serves as a boundary for Tennessee and North Carolina in the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Appalachian Trail is also accessible from the Cosby Campground (about 6 miles away) and Big Creek/Waterville (about 4 miles away). 

Other things to see and do in the area:

  • Midnight Hole
  • Mouse Creek Falls
  • Max Patch
  • Hiking at Big Creek or Cosby in the GSMNP