What better way to truly experience the beauty of The Smoky Mountains than to take a walk in the woods? Just a short drive from Dancing Bear, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park contains nearly 900 miles of hiking trails for all levels of adventurers. From quiet roadside walkways to rocky and narrow ridge top trails, a hike is a perfect way to explore the beauty of the area. From waterfalls to wildflowers, or from streamside solitude to mountaintop magnificence, destinations of all types can be found by trail in the park. The park is also filled with a large collection of historic home sites and farmsteads, all of which add to the beautiful setting and story of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. When you are looking to take in the endless mountain views, you can find a trail to fit your desired experience. If you like a moderate challenge, try the hike from the Great Smoky Mountains Institute on Tremont Road to the beautiful 30-foot Spruce Flats waterfalls. Here are a few of our favorite hikes as well!