A walk on the wild, or the mild, side.

Even the most avid of hikers will never be bored in this small corner of the Great Smokies. And even the most timid will never feel intimidated. The Ranch is the starting point, or nearly so, for miles of trails that wind deep into tall hardwood forests, amble along the banks of singing streams, and climb to mile-high meadows with views that must surely stretch all the way to eternity.

There are short trails, long trails and in-between trails, punctuated with wildflowers in spring, sheltering you in fall under kaleidoscope canopies of red and gold. Some of them will challenge your body. Others will merely refresh your soul.

Hiking at the Ranch

Start with any of the trails on this map. Or venture farther afield into the 500,000 acres of the adjoining Great Smoky Mountains National Park.