Mountains & Vistas
Treat yourself to a different perspective. See the world from the top of one of Tennessee's soaring peaks.
Whether perched on a towering Tennessee formation, hiking underneath magnificent Twin Arches, or driving along Highway 133 through Backbone Rock, Tennessee has the rock, peak or vista to inspire you.
With 13 peaks stretching more than 6,000 feet into the Tennessee sky, and 25 mountains reaching more than a mile above the horizon, Tennessee is your destination from which to gain a different perspective. Hike to the top of the state's highest point, Clingman's Dome, and gaze out at seven states at once, or trek to Tennessee's most remote location, Tricorner Knob.
When you feel more “down to earth,” visit one of Tennessee's many beautiful arches or rock windows, where nature has sculpted some of Tennessee's most beautiful works of art.
Appalachian National Scenic Trail
Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers access to the Tennessee portion of the Appalachian Trail, or "AT," a favorite of hikers the world over. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with more than 70 miles of crestline Trail, features the highest elevations of the entire footpath, well above six thousand feet. ...more
The Bartram Trail is designated as a National Recreation Trail by the National Trails System Act of 1968. The trail is blazed in a yellow, vertically oriented rectangle in North Carolina and a yellow diamond in Georgia. ...more
Benton MacKaye Trail
With thousands of miles of hiking trails throughout Tennessee, there are plenty of options to choose from if you want to take a hike. These choices include 90 miles of the Benton MacKaye Trail, the trail named after the father of the Appalachian Trail. ...more
Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area
The Big South Fork of the Cumberland River passes through 90 miles of scenic gorges and valleys containing a wide range of natural and historic features while offering a wide variety of recreational opportunities. ...more
Burgess Falls State Park
Burgess Falls, one of the first Natural Areas, is on Tennessee’s Eastern Highland Rim and is noted for its scenic splendor. Sheer bluffs, narrow ridges, rolling water and abundant mixed forest, characterize this area. ...more
Cades Cove Riding Stables
Whether you're young or old, expert or novice, a Horseback, Carriage, or Hayride trip in the breathtaking Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an adventure you'll never forget. If you have a hearty frontier spirit and are ready to hit the trail, come take pleasure in some wholesome outdoor fun at our stable area. ...more
Cruise the Cherohala Skyway and treat yourself to sprawling views of the Great Smoky Mountains to the northeast and the Tennessee River Valley to the west. It is North Carolina's most expensive highway carrying a pricetag of $100,000,000. ...more