National Parks in Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

For the dad who loves the outdoors … enjoy a hike through the Great Smoky Mountains . June is an especially good time to visit; mark National Great Outdoors Month with an America the Beautiful Annual Pass for Dad.

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Home to Great Smoky Mountains National Park — the most visited park in the U.S. — Tennessee's National Parks offer an endless assortment of lush, plant-lined trails, historic battlefields, breathtaking mountains summits and much more.

Andrew Johnson

National Historic Site, Greeneville, TN

Appalachian

National Scenic Trail, Maine to Georgia, CT, GA, MA, MD, ME, NC, NH, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, VT, WV

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Hikers can set off on a great adventure on foot any time of year in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. With more than 800 miles of trails, there are plenty of options including scenic strolls through fields of wildflowers and strenuous climbs to the top of the park's glorious waterfalls. A popular day-hike is a strenuous 8-mile trip to Charles Bunion along the Appalachian Trail. The 3-mile trip to Baskins Creek Falls follows an accessible trail with footbridge crossings to a 25-foot waterfall while the 8-mile roundtrip to Ramsay Cascades is a moderately strenuous trek through old-growth forest.

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Big South Fork

National River & Recreation Area, Oneida, KY, TN

Chickamauga & Chattanooga

National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, GA, TN

Cumberland Gap

National Historical Park, Middlesboro, KY, TN, VA

Fort Donelson

National Battlefield, Dover, KY, TN

Great Smoky Mountains

National Park, NC, TN

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Manhattan Project

National Historical Park, Manhattan Project National Historical Park, NM, WA, TN

Natchez Trace

Parkway, AL, MS, TN

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Nashville Convention & Visitors Bureau

Obed

Wild & Scenic River, Wartburg, TN

Overmountain Victory

National Historic Trail, NC, SC, TN, VA

Shiloh

National Military Park, Shiloh, TN, MS

Stones River

National Battlefield, Murfreesboro, TN

Tennessee Civil War

National Heritage Area, Murfreesboro, TN

Trail of Tears

National Historic Trail, AL, AR, GA, IL, KY, MO, NC, OK, TN

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