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Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Visit the Great Smoky Mountain National Park and discover a wide variety of activities that your whole family can enjoy! The park offers activities like ranger-guided walks and talks, bicycling, horseback riding, hay riding, picknicking, and much more.


Cataloochee Valley is surrounded by 6,000-foot peaks. While your hiking, discover the area's incredible wildlife. Elk can be regularly seen in the valley, especially during the mornings and evenings. Visitors can also view historic structures like churches, a school, and several homes. There are several hiking trails at Cataloochee that you and your family will enjoy.

-Directions from Lake Junaluska: (Approximately 19.2 miles; about 41 minutes)

Clingmans Dome:

Clingmans Dome sits at 6,643 feet, making it the highest point in the Great Smoky Mountains. Although it is a little over an hour away from Lake Junaluska, true nature lovers will enjoy the sights and sounds the hiking trails in this area provide.

-Directions from Lake Junaluska: (Approximately 48.4 miles; about 1 hour, 4 minutes)