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Smoky Mountains

The Appalachian Trail

The Appalachian Trail is one of America's most treasured gems. The trail that runs over 2,000 miles throughout 14 states is a footpath for the people that inspires millions to take a hike each year. Our hotel was created as a homage to not only the trail but also to all of the dreamers that worked to make the Appalachian Trail a reality. While staying with us, you'll have the opportunity to learn about the history of the A.T, the different sections that you would experience on a thru-hike and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Appalachians. Our hope is that during your time with us, you'll find yourself inspired to also explore the trail. That's why we have put together five tips for hiking the Great Smoky Mountains section of the AT. The following tips will help you to have the best experience possible while at The Appy, in the Smokies, and on the trail.

The Appy Lodge sits in the heart of Gatlinburg, TN. We are within minutes of an unlimited amount of restaurants, shops and attractions that will make your trip unforgettable and filled with lifelong memories. Some of those memories, however, can only be made in America's most loved national park. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is located just 10 minutes from our hotel. To help you make the most of your time at the park, we've made a list of the top ways you can explore the Smoky Mountains while being a guest at our hotel in Gatlinburg.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is one of the top spots in the southeast for waterfall chasing. Many of the waterfall hikes in the Smoky Mountains are located near our hotel in Gatlinburg! Below are just 5 of the many trails and waterfalls that are located within 30 minutes of our hotel.

Great Smoky Mountains is one of the most-visited national parks in the country! Its beauty is unmatched and there are so many ways to experience it. The best part is that when you stay with us at The Appy Lodge,

The Appalachian Trail stretches for more than 2,190 miles and offers incredible scenic views along its length. This popular footpath passes through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for 71 of its miles. To help you learn more about the trail, we’ve put together a guide of the top 6 things to know about the Appalachian Trail.