SkyPark Hiking Trails

The only hiking trail in Downtown Gatlinburg!

Located right next to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, immerse yourself in the tranquility of our park's 1.5 miles of pristine hiking trails. Read our trail descriptions to get familiar with each hike:

Black Bear Pass - .254

Start your SkyPark hiking experience with Black Bear Pass, located at the back of the SkyTrail and featuring stunning views of the SkyBridge and Smoky Mountains.

Bobcat Loop - .50

Located on the west ridge, Bobcat Loop offers a tranquil hike with two breathtaking overlooks. Keep your eye out for Henry, the Mountain Man!

Towhee Trail - .76

Featuring panoramic views the majority of the trail, Towhee Trail winds and meanders down the mountain and back to the heart of Downtown Gatlinburg.

Embark on a journey, and get a taste of the National Park, through lush trails teeming with life, as sunlight filters through the canopy above. Traverse slopes and winding pathways, each step guiding you to the awe of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife that calls these mountains home. From elusive deer and playful squirrels to vibrant songbirds, every encounter is a reminder of the rich biodiversity that thrives in this protected wilderness, and be on the lookout for our Black Bear neighbors that also call this mountain their home!

As you hike, be rewarded with panoramas of the many mountain peaks that surround Gatlinburg, and enjoy the calm that these trails provide in the midst of a bustling city. Pause at scenic overlooks to take in the beauty of your surroundings, feeling a profound sense of connection to the Smoky Mountains around you.

Whether you're a seasoned hiker seeking adventure or a nature enthusiast craving a peaceful retreat, our 1.5 mile hiking trails offer an unforgettable experience on the outskirts of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The trail is open from dawn to dusk; and closes during inclement weather.