History, adventure, mountain air and beautiful views – Sevierville, Tennessee offers all of these activities and more.. A favorite getaway for locals in the Southeast, this bustling mountain town is a wonderful choice for families looking for quality time, bonding experiences and lifelong memories.
Sevierville, nestled in the beautiful Great Smoky Mountains, is easily accessible from cities as diverse as Atlanta, Charlotte, Cincinnati and Birmingham with a day of driving or less. And once you arrive, many outdoor activities, beautiful hotels, and BBQ await you and your family!
Below, you’ll see our top picks for family-friendly outdoor activities in Sevierville to help you plan your next trip. With all of the things to do in Sevierville, it will make it easy to create an agenda full of fun.
Best outdoor family activities in Sevierville
Hiking Trails are plentiful in the Sevierville area, but selecting which one can be a challenge!
Chimney Tops is a wonderful hike for those looking to enjoy a beautiful view of the Smoky Mountains. This is a more strenuous hike, so families with older children are recommended to enjoy this hike with adequate preparation.
Hen Wallow Falls is a short day hike, 4-mile roundtrip through old-growth forest. It ends at a beautiful 95-foot waterfall!
Alum Cave Bluffs is a wonderful 5-mile roundtrip hike that passes through some of the unique ecology in the region. On this trail you’ll see groves of mountain laurel and rhododendron, as well as a high-elevation bald.
There are many great resources for planning safe, enjoyable hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains. With a little research, you can easily find the information you need and before you know it, you’ll be hitting the trail!
Llama Tours are one of the newest excursions available in the Sevierville area!
For animal lovers in your family, this is an unforgettable experience that combines beautiful mountain scenery with up-close-and-personal encounters with adorable llamas.
This is an activity best suited for families with older children, as those who are comfortable walking on their own and interacting with large animals are able to enjoy this experience to the fullest.
Zip Lining is an incredibly fun and exhilarating experience that’s finding popularity in the Smokies!
And for good reason – there’s nothing like feeling the wind on your face as you enjoy a true “bird’s-eye view” of these unique and amazing mountains. Children of all ages can enjoy Zip Lining adventures, but typically independent kiddos over the age of 9 fare best on these adrenaline-rush day trips.
Whitewater Rafting has been on the radar of adventurous families for many years, and the rivers the Great Smoky Mountains offer a truly unique way to enjoy this empowering activity. There are few ways to bond more deeply with your family than attacking a visceral experience like this!
As you can see, a trip to Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains offers a myriad of experiences to bring your family closer through adventure, fun, and fresh air. You will undoubtedly return home with memories to cherish for a long time to come.
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