Hiking & Trails
Explore the Great Smoky Mountains
With the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Nantahala National Forest surrounding our destination, hiking is naturally one of the most popular outdoor adventures in the Bryson City area. Options range from an easy walk along a mountain stream to a strenuous backcountry hike and even bucket list treks, like the Appalachian Trail. Lace up, choose your route and set your sights on adventure.
There are several pet-friendly hikes near Bryson City. Use our amenity search in the listings below to discover them. Keep in mind that pets are not allowed on the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with the exception of the Deep Creek picnic area and campground, and the Oconaluftee River Trail in Cherokee.
Our favorite hiking trails near Bryson City are listed below, and you can search by level of difficulty, pet-friendly, or if suitable for bicycles.
Looking for horse trail information? Check out our horseback riding page.