Focus on the landscapes of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee

Photo Focus on the landscapes of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee

The Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee is awesome in its landscapes. Discover the landscapes of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Beautiful Waterfalls

The Great Smoky Mountains encompass several awe-inspiring waterfalls. If you enter the park through Townsend Entrance Road, you can discover waterfalls and cascades which have a high of between 14,916 km to 14,925 km, including:

  • Meadow Branch Cascade, near the West Prong Little River
  • Cane Creek Twin Falls, near the northern part of Little River
  • Meigs Falls and Meigs Creek Cascade, near Little River

The highest cascades are the Crooked Arm Cascades which reach 14931km high. You can admire several other waterfalls and cascades around the Townsend River in the northern part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

In the western area of the Great Smoky Mountain in Tennessee, you can admire other cascades, especially,

  • Meadow Branch Cascade, which lies near the West Prong Little River
  • Hen Wallow Falls
  • Ramsey Cascades

Best Rivers

Several rivers go through The Great Smoky Mountain National Park, among which are:

  • Little Pigeon River, which runs into the northern part of the Great Smoky Mountain
  • West Prong Little Pigeon River, which springs from the west to the east
  • Walker Camp Prong

Hiking, walking, and horseback riding trails

The Great Smoky Mountains area in Tennessee encompasses great walking trails. You can enter through Newfound Gap Road North; then go along the Alum Cave Trail. Follow the trail until you get to the Grotto Falls, at Trillium Gap Trail. You can follow the trail eastward until you get to Brushy Mountain. The view from the mountain top is so breathtaking. If you follow the hiking trail along Road Prong Trail to the west, you will come to the Talking Falls and the Tricking Falls.

Inside the Great Smoky Mountains, you can have a beautiful view of the landscapes from the viewpoints and hills.

More advanced hikers can climb high peaks which are located in the north-western area of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, including:

  • Cliff Top, 1997m
  • West Point, 1937m
  • Anakeesta Knob, 1827m
  • Balsam Point, 1774m
  • Mount Mingus, 1764m

Moderately high peaks in the northeastern part feature:

  • Porters Mountain, 1656m
  • Peregrine Peak, 1629m
  • Sugarland Mountain, 1538m and 1674m

Lower peak hills are excellent trails for horseback riding or waking. They can be found at various locations of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, especially near the border between Tennessee and North Carolina. The peaks range from 1089m to 1440m high, including:

  • Cobb Butt, 1177m
  • Cold Water Knob, 1220m
  • Devils Courthouse, 1406m
  • Chimney Tops, 1440m
  • Bull Head, 1311m
  • Piney Mountain, 1089m

Very low peak hills are located in the western part of the Great Smoky Mountains, including:

  • Mount Lanier, with a high of 848m
  • Spruce Double, 622m
  • Pine Mountain, 562m
  • Coon Butt, 705m

Explore the majestic Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee

Relax and unwind at the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Admire its spectacular cascades and waterfalls; go hiking and horseback riding and enjoy the panoramic landscapes along your trails within the Great Smoky Mountains.

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a vast place to explore. Therefore, it is better to spend a few days in the towns near the park, like Townsend. For an accommodation, book a lodge, an inn, or a resort through an online travel agency like Opodo. As an online travel agency, Opodo liaises with hotels in many countries in the world, including Tennessee. You can also book a flight to Tennessee through Opodo.