Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the worst kept secret of the East, is perennially overrun with hikers, tourists and passersby looking to ‘rough it’ in Blue Ridge Mountains. Hiking in the smokies can be almost impossible on holiday weekends because of its popularity, and driving along its scenic routes equal parts rewarding and infuriating. Even so, Smoky Mountain hiking trails will make it worth your while. Families in particular love the park, and many make a trek down smoky mountain trails an annual tradition. If you visit this popular park, be sure to make a stop at some of our favorite trails. They will give you a picture into the natural past of Tennessee and North Carolina forests.