The Oconaluftee River Trail is located just inside the Cherokee entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It's a very easy and mostly flat walk along the river and through beautiful forest. Bikes are also allowed on the hiking trail for a gentle and peaceful stroll or bike ride along the river! This is also a pet friendly trail making it a great choice if your visiting the area with your furry friends. Be sure to check-out our Pet Friendly Page for other recommendations on traveling with your pet to this area.