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.
Roan Mountain State Park
Daniel Boone was among the longhunters who traveled the Appalachian Mountains to hunt and trade. Legend says that he had to leave behind his ailing red horse on the peak of the mountain. ...more
Savage Gulf State Natural Area
Savage Gulf, a 15,590-acre natural area, is carved into the western edge of the Cumberland Plateau in Grundy and Sequatchie Counties. The sheer sandstone cliffs and canyons make it one of Tennessee's most rugged and scenic areas. ...more
Sequatchie Cave State Natural Area
Sequatchie Cave is a 10-acre, biologically significant, natural area where Owen Spring Branch flows from the mouth of the cave at Sequatchie Cave Park in Marion County. The cave and its cold spring water support three federally and state listed species, three species of state concern, and many other aquatic and cave species. ...more
Sharp's Ridge Memorial Park
Sharp's Ridge Memorial Park is 111 acres, with unpaved trails running through beautiful forest. The multiple trail system leads up to some of the most breathtaking overviews of Knoxville and its surrounding counties. ...more
Smoky Mountain Llama Treks
It's a truly unique way to enjoy the Smokies--a llama trek! It's a fun outdoor adventure for you and your family, seeing the spectacular scenery with the help of trained pack llamas. ...more
Steele Creek Park
Steele Creek Park is the third largest municipal park in the state of Tennessee, with a total area of over 2,000 acres. There are miles of hiking trails, a lake, a nature center and shelters available. ...more
The bluff line stands 75 feet above the highway and on a clear day you can see the historic town of Sparta nestled in the valley below, along with a view of approximately 50 miles of breathtaking Tennessee countryside, including four counties. Catch the sunset here and your day is even more special. ...more
Tail of the Dragon
The Tail of the Dragon with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America's number one motorcycle and sports car road. The road is internationally known and auto-enthusiasts from all over come to challenge its curves. ...more
Tennessee Overhill Heritage Association
The entire southern half of the Cherokee National Forest forms the heart of the Tennessee Overhill. With its rivers, trails, forested mountains, green rolling hills, two scenic byways and four rivers within 30 miles, the Tennessee Overhill is a beautiful, scenic place to visit. ...more