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Top 10 Most Amazing Hikes in North America

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Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee and North Carolina

7. Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee and North Carolina

When a place has “great” in its name you expect a lot — and for the walking man or woman, the Great Smoky Mountains deliver.

Being located relatively south makes it it’s easier to hike year-round here than in most other mountain ranges in the United States.

It’s not rugged like the Rocky Mountain or Glacier National Park, but there are incredible sights to be seen ... clear streams and rushing waterfalls, and plenty of forest and wildlife opportunities.

Choosing a trail may be the hardest part, as the Smokies are massive, with over 800 miles of trails — so the choices seem never-ending.

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