Great Smoky Mtns. National Park Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Great Smoky Mtns. National Park - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Andrews Bald

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Getting to Andrews Bald isn't easy. You have to walk the rocky Forney Ridge Trail some 1.8 mi one-way, with an elevation gain of almost...

Big Witch Gap Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The 2-mi drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway between Big Witch Gap Overlook and Noland Divide Overlook offers fine views into the eastern...

Cades Cove

  • Building/Architectural Site

A 6,800-acre valley surrounded by high mountains, Cades Cove has more historic buildings than any other area in the park. Driving, hiking,...

Campbell Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Named for Carlos Campbell, a conservationist who was instrumental in helping to establish the park, Campbell Overlook provides a good...

Cataloochee Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

Coming from Cove Creek Road onto the paved section of Cataloochee Road, this is your first opportunity to stop and see the broad expanse...

Chimney Tops Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

From any of the three overlooks grouped together on Newfound Gap Road, you'll have a good view of the Chimney Tops—twin peaks that...

Clingmans Dome

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

At an elevation of more than 6,600 feet, this is the third-highest peak east of the Rockies, only a few feet shorter than the tallest,...

Dan Lawson Cabin

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

From many points along the 11-mi, one-way Cades Cove Loop Road, you'll enjoy iconic views of the broad Cades Cove valley. The Park Service...

Gatlinburg Bypass Overlook

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

The Gatlinburg Bypass is a 4-mi roadway that connects Newfound Gap Road within the park a little north of Sugarlands Visitor Center and...

Gregory Bald

  • Viewpoint/Scenic Overlook

From almost 5,000 feet on Gregory Bald, you have a breathtaking view of Cades Cove and Rich Mountain to the north, and the Nantahala...


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