10 Things to See in Smoky Mountains

Just like any other national park, the Smokey Mountains National Park is filled with trails to explore and animals to marvel at. In case you would like to know what to see, consider making a list of all the interesting attractions.

Appalachian Trail

Appalachian Trail

If you are up for a long hike, this 2,200 mile trail is something to brag about. You should know that the Smokey Mountain portion of the trail is shorter and it speeds through scenic sites.

Cades Cove

Cades Cove

This has been a Cherokee Indian settlement before they were uprooted by the colonists. There are still some huts that you could see along with animals like black bear, wild turkey, fox, elk, and red wolf.

Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome

This is the highest point of Tennessee. The good news is that it can be easily reached and it offers the best view of the entire region. If you visit it on a clear day, you can see seven states.

Roaring Motor Trail

Roaring Motor Trail

It’s not a bad idea to take your car and go for a ride on this trail. On your way you will see farmsteads and a couple of breathtaking waterfalls.

The Railroad

The Railroad

If you would like to have a rest on your hike, you should choose from the many railroad excursions offered. After your ride you might want to take a look at the Train Museum as well.

Chimney Tops Trail

Chimney Tops Trail

The people who would like to have a panoramic view of the park and they don’t mind sweating for it ought to take this trail. Although the first half of the trail seems piece of cake, the second half will certainly make them work.

Catalooche Valley

Catalooche Valley

Back in the days there have been 1,200 fishermen and farmers living in this area. You can see their abandoned settlements are still here. If you are interested in wildlife, you can also find elk, black bear, turkey, and trout.

Laurel Falls

Laurel Falls

Photographers have to make sure that they visit this place. The trail seems to be easy at the beginning but it gets steeper, so it isn’t suitable for the elderly and for kids. Keep in mind that the place is usually quite crowded.

Mountain Farm Museum

Mountain Farm Museum

If you would like to learn a little something about the way people lived in the 19th century, this is the place for you to be.

Mount LeConte

Mount LeConte

Although this isn’t the highest peak of the park, it is quite close. The views from the top are amazing.

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