Great Smoky Mountains – Tennessee and North Carolina Popular hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains: 1. Mount Cammerer - This 12 mile round trip hikes offers perhaps the best view in the entire park. 2. Chimney Tops - This 4 mile roundtrip hike offers views that rival those at the top of Mount Cammerer. 3. Mount Sterling (via Baxter Creek) - at 12 miles round-trip, this is one of the most challenging in the park (a 4200 foot climb). The views at the end are amazing.