As winter blankets the Great Smoky Mountains, a unique magic transforms the landscape into an enchanting wonderland. At Camp Margaritaville RV Resort & Lodge in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, we invite you to embrace more than just a Margaritaville state of mind; we're your gateway to the best winter hikes in the Smokies. Whether you're a seasoned hiker or prefer leisurely strolls, we've handpicked the top trails for a truly memorable winter escape.
1. Laurel Falls Trail
Kick off your winter journey with a visit to the iconic Laurel Falls Trail, just a short drive from Camp Margaritaville. This trail, offering a moderate challenge, unveils breathtaking snow-covered trees leading to the frozen beauty of Laurel Falls—a must-see for nature enthusiasts.
2. Clingmans Dome Trail
Opt for the more challenging Clingmans Dome Trail—the highest peak in the Smokies. Amidst snow-dusted evergreens, reach the observation tower at the summit for panoramic views of snow-capped peaks stretching as far as the eye can see.
3. Alum Cave Trail
Renowned for diverse scenery, Alum Cave Trail takes you from an easy stroll through an old-growth forest to a snow-kissed wonder. The moderately strenuous trail culminates in the spectacular icy display of Alum Cave Bluffs, offering an unforgettable winter hiking experience.
4. Rainbow Falls Trail
Challenge yourself with the Rainbow Falls Trail, where winter adds a unique touch to natural beauty. Ascend through the snow-draped forest to witness the grand reveal of the frozen Rainbow Falls, with dazzling ice formations creating a mesmerizing winter landscape.
5. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
Prefer a leisurely drive combined with short walks? Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is your winter gem. Accessible by car, this trail guides you through a peaceful winter wonderland, allowing stops to explore places like Grotto Falls—a perfect option for a laid-back winter day.
After a day of winter exploration in the Smokies, return to the comfort of Camp Margaritaville RV Resort & Lodge. Our RV sites and cozy lodge offer a haven for relaxation, complete with amenities like the indoor Fin City Entertainment Center, Pickleball courts, and the inviting lazy river.
Your winter adventure in the Great Smoky Mountains isn't complete without the perfect blend of outdoor exploration and cozy relaxation. At Camp Margaritaville Pigeon Forge, discover the ultimate escape where nature meets comfort. Your Margaritaville state of mind awaits – reserve your slice of paradise today!