UTV Trails in Gatlinburg
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From the beautiful scenery to the local wildlife, fresh air to the thrill that only an UTV can provide, you’ll experience it all in the Great Smoky Mountains! Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville offer a variety of UTV trails and routes that are perfect for any group.
These self guided excursions take you through the backcountry of the most visited National Park from USA giving you unforgettable moments. You’ll be able to see the sights and sounds of the Smokies like never before on the designated Smoky Mountain UTV trails!
*Please keep in mind, our UTVs are street legal and are NOT for off-roading experiences*
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
The narrow, winding, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail invites you to slow down and enjoy the forest and historic buildings of the area. The 5.5-mile-long, one-way, loop road is a favorite side trip for many people who frequently visit the Smokies. It offers rushing mountain streams, glimpses of old-growth forest, and a number of well-preserved log cabins, grist mills, and other historic buildings. Please note that the road is closed in winter, and you must have a National Park passport to drive the road.
Estimate time needed: 1 hour
Newfound Gap and Clingmans Dome
Clingman’s Dome is the highest point in Tennessee at 6,643 feet above sea level, travel along the 7-mile stretch leads to the summit’s observation tower. Some people also access the Appalachian Trail from Clingmans Dome and hike to Mount LeConte, the third highest peak in the Smokies.
Townsend is known best for its pristine mountain views, along with festivals throughout the year. Townsend is one of the smallest of the Smoky Mountain towns – a tiny outpost with about 500 residents. It is frequently referred to as “The Quiet Side of the Smokies.”
Visitors often use Townsend as a home base for hiking expeditions, making the town a popular spot for adventure seekers and lovers of the outdoors. Fly fishing, golf, bike riding, hiking – there is so much to do.
Whether you’re visiting in the winter, summer, fall or spring, Townsend always offers beautiful views and fun things to do. Summer and spring offer the perfect hiking weather, beautiful wildflowers, and fun festivals. Fall gives a display of beautiful, colorful trees while winter offers holiday magic and the chance to see snow on a mountain top. Any time of the year, it’s a great place to visit.
Estimate time needed: 3 hours
Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. All year long, visitors come to Cades Cove to enjoy its majestic scenery, historic buildings, abundant wildlife, and the many recreational activities available.
It offers some of the best opportunities for wildlife viewing in the park. Large numbers of white-tailed deer are frequently seen, and sightings of black bear, coyote, ground hog, turkey, raccoon, skunk, and other animals are also possible.
An 11-mile, one-way loop road circles the cove, offering motorists the opportunity to sightsee at a leisurely pace.
Estimate time needed: 4-5 hours