January 23, 2013 | Barb Carr

Summit Travel Tips: Hiking & Biking in the Smokies

After you’ve attended the 2013 Global TapRooT® Summit in Gatlinburg, why not indulge in some inexpensive relaxation in the form of hiking and biking in the Smoky Mountains? Here are a few of our suggestions:

Grotto Falls

For those who like a shorter distance and lovely views, the Grotto Falls is only 2.6 miles long and not steep in the least. You’ll see the Grotto Falls about halfway through your jaunt.


Alum Cave

Hike 4.4 miles round trip and see Alum Cave at your turnaround point. There are gorgeous views of the valley below.

Mt. LeConte

Hike to Alum Cave, then continue your journey all the way up the mountain to Mt. LeConte. This 11 mile round trip hike is for the experinced hiker, and you’ll be rewarded with breathtaking views. Reserve a cabin at LeConte lodge and eat at their delicious restaurant for the full Smoky Mountain experience.


Cades Cove

This 11-mile one-way road is the most popular Smoky Mountain biking trail. You’ll see lots of wildlife and 19th century homesteads.

Gatlinburg Trail

This is a relatively flat 1.9-mile mountain biking trail. It runs along the Little Pigeon River and is also frequented by walkers and joggers.

See More here: http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com/


Haven’t registered for the 2013 Global TapRooT® Summit yet? Visit our Summit website for more information and to register:


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