After a big hike on day one of our trip (in the Great Smoky Mountains) we were looking for a shorter hike the next day. The Chimney Tops Trail is shorter (check). It is not an easy recovery hike by any means (not check). It is steep and has lots of steps (lots and lots of steps). Part of the trail was closed this time so we will go back and do it again when it opens back up. Boo…but at least I got pancakes! For the second half of the day, we did a very easy recovery hike. The Gatlinburg Trail is simple. It wasn’t one of my favorites from our 8-day trip but it did have a small waterfall at the end, Cataract Falls.