FromUSD $9.99

Download on the App Store

Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account


Join other smart travelers and enjoy

  • Hours of guided commentary
  • Locals tips so you don't miss a thing
  • Save money for other adventures
  • Exploring in your vehicle, at your pace
  • Touring offline, no cell signal required

Download Questions?

Call toll free number or chat online. Our local experts are happy to talk to you.


Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • 180Audio Points
  • LocationNC & TN, USA
  • Suggested TimeAllow 1+ Days
What to Expect

A diverse set of experiences await you in the most visited National Park in the US.

Don’t miss the immensely popular Cades Cove with its collection of historic homesteads, preserved buildings like Cable Grist Mill and churches. The scenic valley is also one of the best and most reliable areas to see wildlife, including bears.

Crossing the park using Newfound Gap Rd, you’ll enjoy that typical mystical scene from Newfound Gap with the blue fog rising from the valleys – the reason why they’re called the Smoky Mountains. Side trip to Clingmans Dome, the highest peak  take the short but steep hike up the walking to the flying saucer style viewing platform.

The 5.5 mile one way loop Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail leaves from right in Gatlinburg and features lush, hardwood forest, Rainbow Falls and the Place of a Thousand Drips, as well as more historic cabins like Noah “Bud” Ogle’s, grist mills, and other preserved buildings.

No matter what your hiking ability or level of enthusiasm is, the Smokies has a trail for you.  Maybe one of the short and easy Quiet Walkways is your style. Moderate choices include the Grotto Falls Trail where you maybe lucky enough to see the llamas hauling supplies to LeConte Lodge trekking behind the waterfall.

Or perhaps it’s a steep challenging trail like the Chimney Tops hike that’s on your list. 

Hear stories about the hardy pioneers and founders of the Park, wondrous wildlife and stories about Cherokee Nation culture & museums, all while you explore Great Smoky Mountain National Park at your own pace.

Listen to the Tour Intro
  • Alum Cave
  • Cable Mill
  • Cades Cove
  • Chimney Tops
  • Clingmans Dome
  • Gatlinburg
  • Grotto Falls
  • John Oliver Place
  • Laurel Falls
  • Mingus Mill
  • Morton Tunnel
  • Newfound Gap
  • Oconaluftee Farm Museum
  • The Sinks
  • Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
  • Sugarlands

Suggested Start Location

Gatlinburg, Cherokee, or Townsend

Suggested Time

In a single day you’ll be able to visit the highlights of Newfound Gap, Clingman Dome and Cades Cove.  If you have an extra day, consider saving Cades Cove for its own day and add Roaring Fork Nature Motor Trail. With more time available, stop to enjoy hiking opportunities and time in the towns.

Driving Distance

There are 145 miles of touring inside the Park



Are there entrance fees for Great Smoky Mountains National Park?

There are no National Park entrance fees for Great Smoky National Park – you’ll find out why in the tour!

Consider making a donation to Friends of the Smokies who Preserve Protect and Provide for needed projects.

How many days do you need in the Smoky Mountains?

Check out our blogs and make the most of whatever time you have in the Smokies.

How to Spend 1, 2 or 7 days in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Best Things to Do in the Great Smoky Mountains

When I can ride my bike in Cades Cove?

You can bicycle anytime in Cades Cove but its much nicer when the Loop is closed to vehicles on Wed and Sun 7am-10am, to allow for pedestrian and bike-only traffic.

When can I see the fireflies?

A lottery determines who gets to view the synchronous fireflies that are usually on display for a few weeks around late May – late June.

Applications open on the NPS site in April.

You May Also Like

GyPSy Guide Narrated Driving Tour App for Miami Key West
Northbound + Southbound

Miami – Key West

FromUSD $9.99
One of America's Classic Driving routes - the Overseas Highway. Take your convertible, swimwear and partner for a day in the sun, exploring beaches, parks, […]
GyPSy Guide Audio Driving Tour App Grand Canyon South

Grand Canyon – South Rim

FromUSD $5.99
Listen to stories as you drive to the Grand Canyon South Rim from Flagstaff, Williams or Cameron. Once inside the Park we also tour to […]