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 Outdoor Places to Explore in the Region


Appalachian Trail through the Smokies

Roan Mountain / Grassy Ridge Bald

Big Frog / Cohutta Wilderness Areas

Big South Fork

Cherokee National Forest

Citico Creek Wilderness

North Carolina:

Linville Gorge Wilderness

Shining Rock Wilderness

Blue Ridge Parkway

Mt. Mitchell State Park

Gorges State Park

Grandfather Mountain State Park

Joyce Kilmer - Slickrock Wilderness Areas

Nantahala National Forest

Pisgah National Forest


Mt. Rogers - Grayson Highlands State Park

Shenandoah National Park

Blue Ridge Parkway


Cohutta / Big Frog Wilderness Areas

Chattahoochee National Forest


Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Red River Gorge: Trip report for Auxier Ridge Loop Hike

The Rocky Mountains Region:

Grand Teton Trails (our newest sister website)

Glacier National Park Trails (our sister website)

Rocky Mountain Trails (our sister website)

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