Great Smoky Mountains National Park | ELKMONT REGION

View of the mountains from the Laurel Falls Trail

View of the mountains from the Laurel Falls Trail

The Elkmont Region lies between Gatlinburg and Cades Cove, two of the most popular areas in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Elkmont has park’s largest campground, plenty of hiking trails that lead to backcountry campsites and waterfalls, and historical structures and cemeteries.


CAMPGROUNDS

Elkmont Campground

Elkmont Group Campground


CEMETERIES

Little Greenbrier Cemetery


HIKING TRAILS

There are many hiking trails in the Elkmont Region and over 800 miles of trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is not possible for me to hike all of them, but I did hike a few in each region. Here is a suggestion for a nice day-hike to Laurel Falls.

Laurel Falls Trail to Laurel Falls
2.6-mile round trip to Laurel Falls from Fighting Creek Gap Road


HISTORICAL AREAS

Little Greenbrier School (1882)
One room school house


PICNIC AREAS

Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area


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Last updated on December 27, 2020
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