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Jackson Mountain Homes Names Hiking as Premier Smoky Mountains Activity


Jackson Mountain Homes announces hiking as their favorite thing to do in the Smoky Mountains. Offering breathtaking views and fresh air, spending a day on the trail will be fun for any family.

Gatlinburg, Tenn. (PRWEB) July 01, 2013

On June 25, Jackson Mountain Homes announced their favorite things to do in the Smoky Mountains. Out of that list, hiking ranked as their number one choice for families.

With over 9 million visitors gracing its doorstep every year, there is no question for Jackson Mountain Homes that hiking is one of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains.

“There is nothing better than a breath of fresh mountain air,” said a spokesperson for Jackson Mountain Homes. “With over 150 trails to choose from, there is no doubt that hiking is one of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains for families.”

Out of the 150, Jackson Mountain Homes names the Chimney Tops Trail as the premier family-friendly Smoky Mountains hiking trail. At a moderate four miles round trip, this Smoky Mountain trail takes hikers past rippling mountain streams and beautiful wildflowers on their way to the top. Upon reaching the top, hikers can relax while watching as other outdoor adventurers attempt to rock climb their way to the summit.

For visitors looking for a more rigorous day in the Smoky Mountains, Jackson Mountain Homes suggests to check out Alum Cave Trail. This Smoky Mountain trail is 11 miles round trip to the top of picturesque Mount Leconte.

On the Alum Cave Trail hikers will traverse past the well-known Arch Rock and Inspiration Point. Also on the trail, hikers will pass the namesake Alum Cave, an 80-foot high bluff used by the Epsom Salts Manufacturing Company in the mid-1800s.

Other outdoor things to do in the Smoky Mountains that Jackson Mountain Homes suggests include ziplining, white water rafting, tubing and fishing.

After a fun-filled day of conquering mountains, Jackson Mountain Homes suggests visitors to stretch out and relax in one of their deluxe cabin rentals. Ranging from one to six bedrooms, Jackson Mountain Homes' cabins in Gatlinburg are the perfect size for any family or church group visiting the Smoky Mountains.

Celebrating 18 years of bringing families the perfect Smoky Mountain vacation, Jackson Mountain Homes provides only the finest Gatlinburg cabins and Gatlinburg chalets. Long-time friends and owners Michael Anderson and A.J. Bland pride themselves on the highest quality accommodations and service to each guest, owner and prospective owner who visit. Jackson Mountain Homes' office is located next to the Old Gatlinburg Crafts District at 1662 East Parkway. For additional information on Jackson Mountain Homes, visit their website at, or give them a call at 1-866-518-0498. Office hours are 9-11:30 a.m. and 12:30-5:30 p.m.

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