Stay at Our Great Smoky Mountain Resort
There are so many things to do in the Smoky Mountains, it can be a bit intimidating on choosing a starting point. Let the staff at The Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa help you plan something special. Whether you want to sit quietly somewhere and watch the sun set or you’re in the mood for a strenuous hike to the crest of a mountain, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is filled with places to visit. View firsthand the rich cultural tapestry of Appalachian history when you explore the winding trails and beautiful natural attractions within the park.
Adventure Awaits in the Great Smoky Mountains
Cataloochee Valley Tours
Cataloochee Valley is one of the best-kept secrets in the Great Smoky Mountains. You can schedule an exciting guided eco-tour with a Cataloochee Valley Naturalist and learn about the valley’s elk population, history, and ethical wildlife viewing practices. These tours include round-trip transportation from the Inn, a fully guided tour with a Master Naturalist certified from the University of Florida, and a snack and drink in the valley.
Boogerman Loop Trail
Beginning in the Cataloochee, the Park's last remaining settlement, this trail winds through beautiful old growth forests and crosses streams full of native Southern Appalachian Brook Trout. The eight-mile trail contains several old-fashioned footbridges and can take an entire day to fully explore.
As one of the largest falls in the Southern Appalachian area, Mingo Falls measures more than 120 feet in height. Add this half-mile trail to your day or adventure and you won’t be disappointed at the natural beauty to be found on this stop.