Surrounded by gently rolling pastures, meandering rivers and the dramatic Great Smoky Mountains, it’s easy to be swept away by Sevierville’s natural beauty. The town’s location in the heart of scenic East Tennessee means outdoor adventures are not only plentiful—they’re just moments away.
At Great Smoky Mountains National Park, just 13 miles from Sevierville, discover quiet moments and rugged wilderness, where more than 800 miles of trails beckon explorers into the backcountry of ancient mountains. Rushing waterfalls, colorful wildflowers, panoramic vistas—it’s all here.
At Forbidden Caverns, go on a guided subterranean tour to explore sprawling cave grottos, spectacular rock formations and even a crystal clear underground stream.
Tree Tops Ropes Course Challenge
Launch your boat or post up on the shores to drop a fishing line into the glittering, teal waters of Douglas Lake, where more than 550 miles of coastline offer plenty of secluded coves for reeling in bass, crappie, catfish, walleye, bluegill and more.
Walk or run along the greenways in Sevierville, featuring 9.2 miles of well-maintained paths through landscaped city parks, along the waterfront of Little Pigeon River and through the beautifully curated Burchfiel Grove & Arboretum.
Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant
Discover even more fun things to do outside at Adventureworks Climb Zip Swing, where you can navigate your way through a two-acre aerial obstacle course featuring rope bridges, zip lines, tight ropes and much more.
Soar high above the treetops at up to 50 miles per hour on the zip lines at Adventure Zip Lines of Sevierville, or test your skills and sense of adventure on the thrilling Tree Tops Ropes Adventure Course. At the nearby Five Oaks Riding Stables, explore miles of forested trails through a 70-acre nature park on horseback, all while learning about the fascinating history of the Appalachian Mountains.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Need to stock up on outdoor gear for your next adventure? Find everything from camping supplies to fishing boats at Bass Pro Shops. At Orvis, shop for high-quality hunting, fishing and outdoors apparel, as well as tried-and-true fly fishing rods made in America. Smoky Mountain Knife Works carries an impressive selection of pocketknives, hunting knives and much more.
Recharge from your outdoor activities at the historic Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant, where you can dine alfresco on the new outdoor patio, featuring scenic river views and a welcoming, dog-friendly atmosphere. The open-air setting and hearty, home-style dishes such as pot roast, meatloaf and chicken pot pie are sure to feed your stomach and your soul.
Get even more ideas for outdoor adventures in Sevierville.
Zipline at Adventure Works Climb Zip Swing
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