The Great Outdoors are Greater in Gatlinburg.

As one of the country’s premier outdoor destinations, Gatlinburg offers great outdoor adventures, kid-friendly attractions and laid-back scenic charms for the entire family.

No matter what time of year, there are always fun and exciting things to do in Gatlinburg. Whether it’s fly fishing on the river, relaxing at one of our campgrounds, skiing down the slopes or hiking along miles of great trails, there’s something for everyone in Gatlinburg.

Situated just minutes away from Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Gatlinburg is the perfect location for outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts. Visitors enjoy biking the picturesque 11-mile journey through Cades Cove, climbing to the top of Mt. LeConte and much more at the foothills of the Smokies. Let’s go outside!


800 miles of hiking trails line the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From a walk among wildflowers to a serious backcountry trek, hikers of all skill levels begin memorable Appalachian adventures in Gatlinburg.

Horseback Riding

Saddle up and head out for a Gatlinburg horseback riding adventure! Riding on horseback is an entirely new way to experience the wonder of the Smokies. Enjoy breathtaking mountain scenery, spot wildlife and find yourself at one with nature.

Outdoor Outfitters

Whether you're biking, rafting, fishing, backpacking, camping or some other outdoor activity, Gatlinburg's outdoor outfitters have the tools and equipment you need to make the most of your outdoor adventure.


Whether you're new to fishing or an experienced angler, Gatlinburg and the streams of the Great Smoky Mountains are great places to cast a line. Gatlinburg is home to some of the finest fly fishing in Tennessee.

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