Great Smoky Mountains National Park Pocket Guide
The Great Smoky Mountains Pocket Guide is packed with key travel information: places to stay and dine, activities for families, history, maps and outdoor activities such as hiking, bicycling & wildlife watching.

Locations off the path: "Snow is falling across the country and it is the perfect time to plan a vacation. There are plenty of options available around Breckenridge Lodging to enjoy your vacation if you wish to go skiing, snowboarding and tubing. During the warmer season, there are miles of trails open for hiking, biking and sightseeing. The adventure is out there, you just have to find it! "

Moon Guide Book Smokies
Moon Travel Guide for the Blue Ridge and Great Smoky Mountains

hiking blue ridge parkway book
Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway. Detailed trail guide, includes more than 70 topo trail maps.

 Towns near Great Smoky Mountains National Park

The following communities are located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You'll have access to hotels, resorts, restaurants, gas stations, grocery stores, shopping and many other amenities in each of these towns. The following links will provide additional information.



Pigeon Forge


Cosby / Newport


Wears Valley

Cabin & Chalet Rentals

North Carolina:


Bryson City


Graham County

Cabin & Chalets on the NC Side of the Smokies

Other Nearby Towns:

Asheville, NC

Hendersonville, NC

Greenville, SC

Spartanburg, SC

 Other Outdoor Places to Explore in the Region


Appalachian Trail through the Smokies

Big Frog / Cohutta Wilderness Areas

Big South Fork

Cherokee National Forest

Citico Creek Wilderness

Cumberland Trail

Roan Mountain / Grassy Ridge Bald


North Carolina:

Blue Ridge Parkway

Chimney Rock State Park

Gorges State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park

Joyce Kilmer - Slickrock Wilderness Areas

Linville Gorge Wilderness

Mt. Mitchell State Park

Nantahala National Forest

Pisgah National Forest

Shining Rock Wilderness



Blue Ridge Parkway

Mt. Rogers - Grayson Highlands State Park

Shenandoah National Park



Cohutta / Big Frog Wilderness Areas

Chattahoochee National Forest



Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Land Between the Lakes

Mammoth Cave National Park

Red River Gorge: Trip report for Auxier Ridge Loop Hike

The Rocky Mountains:

Glacier National Park Trails (our sister website)

Rocky Mountain Trails (our newest sister website)

Discover the West (discover new hiking destinations across the west)