National Geographic Great Smoky Mountains National Park Map



Great for driving and planning, not really a hiking…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $9.38


Great for driving and planning, not really a hiking map.


  • Large tear-resistant color map with good resolution
  • Folds easily for car or daypack
  • Includes roads nearby but outside National Park


  • No real info on trailheads
  • No closeups of Gatlinburg or other city streets

Map number 229. This is a great map for planning a trip to the Smokies, and useful to use with a hiking guide or trip advisor to find certain locations in the park. It is also great for driving around to know where you are and where you are going.

It does show many marked trails, but isn't really a hiking map. One side shows the east side of the park, the other side the west side, with about 5 miles of overlap. 50 foot elevation contours don't drown out the other features. Shows waterfalls, marinas, viewpoints, etc. 1:70,000 scale.


Thanks for the review, Jim. Did you find a hiking map for the area that did work out for you?

2 years ago
Jim O'Hagan

For hiking in the park the most useful guide was Randy Johnson's Best Easy Day Hikes for GSMNP. It had textual descriptions for finding the trailheads, and the trails are marked well enough and crowded enough that you just follow everyone else to get where you want to go for a short trek.

2 years ago

Thanks, Jim.

2 years ago

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