Andrews Bald

Andrews Bald is the highest bald in the Smokies; offering a grassy, scenic summit after an easy 1.8 mile (one way) family friendly hike.
Andrews Bald trail Tennessee

Andrews Bald is a premier destination for hikers seeking that perfect view of the Smokies. The Andrews Bald trail is the balanced combination of distance and difficulty that allows hikers, even families, to truly enjoy this hike. Andrew’s Bald is also the highest bald in the Smokies.

Andrews Bald hiking


In 2008, thanks to the Trails Forever program, hiking Andrew’s Bald became easier. During the multi-year project, workers began rebuilding the Andrews Bald trail by placing flat stones across different portions of the path, along with constructing trail steps out of locust woodand native rock throughout. Drainage structures and existing boardwalks were elevated to help maintain the longevity of the trail and increase hiking safety measures.