Gatlinburg Outdoor Activities

The Cades Cove loop in the national park isn’t just for cars. Seeing this historic community on bicycle is one of the best ways to get in touch with the Smoky Mountains. If your transportation allows, you can even bring along a picnic lunch for the trip.

closeup photo of man's legs on mountain bike with sun in background

Winter Sports
Ober Gatlinburg is Tennessee’s only ski resort. Its eight ski slopes range from beginning to advanced and lie 3000 feet above sea level. Using a combination of natural and man-made snow, visitors can ski and snowboard. There’s even an indoor ice-skating rink that’s great fun rain or shine or snow. Even if you don’t ski or skate, come up and enjoy the spectacular view or relax over a delicious hot meal at Ober Gatlinburg’s restaurant.

man in colorful winter gear snow skiing

We have three local campgrounds in Gatlinburg to choose from. They have many amenities such as electricity, water, cable TV, hot showers, pools, and much more. The national park also has several campgrounds, including Cosby and Elkmont, where you can pitch a tent and rough it for a few days in the wilderness. Some campgrounds accept reservations, but most are accessible on a first come, first served basis.

group of people around campfire with starry sky in Smoky Mountains

Whitewater Rafting
There’s nothing quite as exhilarating as a ride on an untamed river. There are many outfitters that conduct guided trips down the Big Pigeon and other regional rivers.

group enjoying white water rafting near Gatlinburg Tn
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