Activities in Gatlinburg, TN

Outdoor Activities & Things to Do when You Visit


Gatlinburg offers outstanding hiking trails for levels of ability. Explore the Smoky Mountains and enjoy amazing views, take in picturesque waterfalls and sights you won't forget!

Fly Fishing

The Great Smoky Mountains is a fisherman's dream come true with rivers and streams teeming with wild trout. Local area outfitters and guides can show you some of the best spots.'


Gatlinburg offers several rivers of varying difficulty levels allowing those who have no experience as well as seasoned rafters to get out and enjoy the thrill of the river!

Horseback Riding

Saddle up and head out on the trails for a horseback riding adventure! Several area stables will take you out to see the breathtaking mountain scenery. The stables are typically seasonal so be sure to check availability.

Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Get out and explore America's most visited national park. Take a drive through the mountain roads that wind through the scenic park, do a picnic, bike or hike and enjoy the views!


There is an outstanding craft community in Gatlinburg, TN making it a great place to shop and explore local boutiques and artisan stores. Find unique jewelry, locally made spirits, pottery and art all throughout the town.

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