Most of the travelers that visit Sevierville come here for the stunning Smoky Mountains. If you are looking for some of the most breathtaking, unforgettable views you’ll be able to see in the area, we have 3 great options for you. While there are literally thousands of places to view the gorgeous Smokies, there are a few places that are considered traveler favorites that we thought you might want to add to your trip itinerary the next time you’re in town.
- Cades Cove
Cades Cove is definitely one of our travelers’ favorite places to visit. Not only does it boast stunning views of the Smokies, there are also a number of activities and places to explore while you’re there – including hiking trails (waterfall trails, too!), perfect picnicking areas, horseback riding, mountain bike trails, historic homes, and much more. If you’re looking for a place you could spend the whole day and never run out of things to do, Cades Cove is the place to visit.
While Cades Cove is beautiful all year round (it may be closed in the coldest winter months due to inclement weather), travelers really love the views in the fall with the orange, red, and yellow hues as well as in the spring with the gorgeous plumes of color, native wildlife, and greenery.
- Clingmans Dome
Clingmans Dome boasts the highest points in Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the state of Tennessee. Views span as far as the eye can see, on clear days up to 100 miles. On days with air pollution or cloudiness, it may be reduced to around 20 miles so try to visit on a very clear day for the best views. Temperatures are often 10 to 20 degrees cooler at Clingmans Dome than in surrounding areas due to the elevation so make sure to bring a sweater or visit during summer.
- Laurel Falls
Another traveler favorite is Laurel Falls. This gorgeous waterfall trail is paved and is a great option for people who want the joy of seeing a Smoky Mountain waterfall without having to trek through a very arduous climb. While some parts of the Laurel Falls trail can be narrow and winding, it is mostly a smooth hike, and the views at the end make it well worth the steps! So get your exercise and see one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Smokies at Laurel Falls the next time you’re in town.