Going back in October for DH's 40th but will also be there for our youngest daughter's 12th birthday. DH loves to hike, bday girl...not so much. So, looking for hiking recommendations that meet somewhere in the middle!
I've read the posts, browsed the forums, read the guide books, and have been there before but would really like to hear what others have really enjoyed. A hike ending at a waterfall would probably appease my daughter (and me) but overall, nothing over 3-4 miles and probably of moderate difficulty would be best.
We were there last June but mostly drove our way thru the park. DH and our oldest daughter did take a decent hike one day (while the youngest and I hit the aquarium) and saw a bobcat which they thought was awesome. The whole fam took the straight up road to Clingman's Dome and some of the short roadside hikes but ran out of time for any major treks.
Anyways, sorry if this has been covered before but I'm getting in high trip planning mode and would like to make this a fabulous trip for both the birthday boy and girl.