Learn About The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is the longest hiking-only footpath in the world! It crosses through 14 states, from Maine to Georgia. The AT runs for 2,190 miles, and more than 71 of those miles run through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It takes about 7 days to hike the part of the trail that runs through the National Park, but you can cut it shorter by making Clingmans Dome or Newfound Gap the midpoint. At Clingmans Dome, you’ll reach the highest point in all of Tennessee! When you hike this iconic trail, you’ll see the beauty of the Smoky Mountains firsthand. Not only is it a great experience, but it is also fantastic exercise! Many “thru-hikers” (those who have completed the entire 2,190-mile trek) have come to stay at our hotel in Gatlinburg. You may just run into one of these amazing individuals during your visit and have the opportunity to hear firsthand about their experience! Are you ready to begin your bucket-list adventure and hike a portion of the AT? Stay at The Appy Lodge and get a good night’s rest before embarking on your journey on the Appalachian Trail!

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