Rocky Top Trail | Tennessee Vacation

Rocky Top Trail

Rocky Top is waiting for you: a journey through the majestic Smoky Mountain peaks, rivers, caverns and rapids.

Start your trip on a musical note with a live broadcast performance of WDVX’s “Blue Plate Special,” featuring bluegrass bands every weekday at noon from the Knoxville Visitor Center. Continuing south to Maryville, you’ll see the Sam Houston Historic Schoolhouse, the oldest one-room schoolhouse in the state. If you have a taste for subterranean adventure, explore the Tuckaleechee Caverns in Townsend, and then catch your breath with a leisurely trip down the Little River Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. For something truly different, travel on to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg where you can explore the watery world of the Ripley’s Aquarium, or have a toe-tapping good time at Dixie Stampede in Dollywood. If you’ve always wanted to try whitewater rafting, the milder rapids of Little Pigeon River are a perfect place to start.

Next, wind through Chestnut Hill to Dolly Parton’s legendary hometown of Sevierville. After your day of adventure, spend a night or two at an authentic log cabin. Loaded with amenities, Timber Tops Luxury Log Cabin Rentals and Pigeon Forge Aunt Bug’s Cabin Rentals offer a deluxe rustic experience in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. The Rocky Top Trail truly captures the adventurous spirit that fills the peaks in this scenic region.

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