River Near Cades Cove
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25 Photos That Show How Amazing The Smoky Mountains Are

Our favorite photos that show how beautiful the Smoky Mountain area is. Most are inside the national park, but some are just outside in Gatlinburg, Townsend, and Pigeon Forge.

#1: A Winter Drive Between Townsend and Gatlinburg

A Winter Drive Between Townsend And Gatlinburg

#2: Rainbow Along The Foothills Parkway

Rainbow Along The Foothills Parkway

#3: Tunnel on the way to Cades Cove

Tunnel On The Way To Cades Cove

#4: Cades Cove

Cades Cove

#5: Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome

#6: Elk in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Our guide shows where to find these in the park

Elk In Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#7: John Oliver Cabin

John Oliver Cabin

#8: Cades Cove

Cades Cove

#9: Icy Bridge Along The Little River

Walland Bridge

#10: Bear Exploring Cades Cove

Bear In Cades Cove

#11: Aerial View of Gatlinburg


#12: Trail up to Mount LeConte

Hike up to the highest lodge in the Eastern U.S.

Mount Leconte

#13: Bryson City

Bryson City

#14: Chimney Tops Trail

Chimney Tops

#15: The Sinks

The Sinks

#16: Laurel Falls Hiking Trail

One of the most popular (and busy) trails in the Smoky Mountains.

Laurel Falls Hiking Trail

#17: Gatlinburg From An Overlook South Of Town

Gatlinburg Overlook

#18: Driving from Townsend To Cades Cove

River Near Cades Cove

#19: Bridges Of Anakeesta

The bridges of Anakeesta run high through the natural beauty of the Smoky Mountains.

Anakeesta Bridge

#20: Historic Old Mill in Pigeon Forge

Old Mill Pigeon Forge

#21: A Winter Drive Through Townsend

Tree Over Road In Townsend

#22: Snowy Gravel Road near Townsend

Snowy Road Townsend

#23: The Synchronous Fireflies

Millions of these fireflies light up simultaneously for a couple of weeks early each summer.

Synchronous Fireflies

#24: The Townsend Wye In Winter

Townsend Wye

#25: Fall Colors along the Foothills Parkway

Foothills Parkway

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  1. I love making day trips to Pigeon Forge, its so beautiful goin over the mountain anytime of year. We been goin on day trips since I was little, we go stay in hotel or with family…love it.

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