Spring is arguably the best time to visit Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains: the crisp, clean air; the new, budding wildflowers and trees; the colors! If you’re visiting in the spring, you’ll not want to miss the spectacular views available to you either within the city, or only a short drive away. Put these destinations on your trip itinerary and you can rest assured that you’ll see the best of the best.
Sevierville Greenway Walking Trails
The Sevierville Greenway is a 10-mile long connected system of walking trails that move throughout the city and in and out of parks. They allow residents and visitors alike to enjoy the city at a slower pace and take in its beauty. Spring is the best time to get out on the Greenway as you’ll pass by babbling brooks and through lush green fields covered in wildflowers. Many of the trees on the Greenway are labeled so you can learn about the local ecosystem as you walk.
Douglas Lake Reservoir
Douglas Lake is a huge reservoir sitting just northeast of Sevierville, and in addition to its incredible fishing, it offers miles of trails and scenic viewpoints to see the land. From the bank of the lake, you’ll be able to look upon the Smokies and see their fresh new foliage exploding with life. The lake offers something for everyone and you can take in the spring charm by foot, kayak, or bike. If you can time your visit for sunset, you’re in for a dazzling display.
Breathtaking Views: Clingman’s Dome (A short drive from Sevierville)
Clingman’s Dome is the highest point in the Smoky Mountains sitting at 6,643 ft. Though technically not in Sevierville, it’s a very short drive away and a must-do if you want breathtaking views. You can drive to the top, then walk your way up to the lookout tower for a 360-degree vista of the mountains and valley below. If you want to get a little exercise while enjoying the spring scenery, try the 3.5-mile loop hike to Andrews Bald, known for its picturesque azalea and rhododendron blooms.