The Great Smoky Mountains get their name from the blue-like smoky mist that surrounds them. These beautiful peaks make a picturesque backdrop for Pigeon Forge. In the Smoky Mountains you'll discover 500,000 acres of Southern Appalachian wilderness on one of the oldest uplands on earth! The mountains are 95-percent forest and home to diverse wildlife. Here you can uncover breathtaking streams, waterfalls and flowering plants.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers a variety of activities throughout the year including 800 miles of trails for hiking, exploration and plenty of sightseeing as well as photo opportunities along the park's scenic routes. Weather conditions in the mountains tend to be moderate making it a favorite vacation spot for couples and families alike.
If you're planning on "roughing it", there are numerous camps located within the Smoky Mountains or you can try out one the Pigeon Forge campgrounds featuring sizeable picnic areas that are perfect for any size gathering. Of course the city also has a variety of other lodging options including cabins, hotels or condos.
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Cades Cove is the most visited area of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This 6,800-acre valley is located about 31 miles away from Pigeon Forge
At 6,643-feet tall, Clingmans Dome is the highest point in
Smoky Mountains National Park and Tennessee. Situated on the summit is
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established on
June 15, 1934 after overcoming numerous economic, cultural, and political issues.
Be sure to visit the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, which
is home to one of the largest and fastest flowing mountain streams in the Great