5 Places You MUST SEE in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Jul 14, 2015

The next time you book a relaxing stay with Diamond Mountain Rentals, be sure visit the Smoky Mountains during your stay. Break away from the hustle and bustle of the downtown crowd, and visit these five must-see places in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Our Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg cabins are conveniently located to each of the listed wonders of the Smoky Mountains. Book your next adventure with Diamond Mountain Rentals and experience the magic of the Great Smoky Mountains!

Cades Cove at SunriseGreat Smoky Mountains National Park

Cades Cove is the diamond in the rough. It is a preserved time capsule of enchantment that gifts all who sees a remarkable and raw form of natural beauty. The fields are wide open and rolling in Cades Cove, with peaked mountains. There are miles of swift fencing and the occasional deer bust jutting from the grass at just the right moment. When the sun graces the sky, the yellow begins to emerge and drip along the mountain ridge. The glow of awakening cascades down the mountainside and down through the fields, burning the sky with purity. The light will glisten on the morning dew, and the animals will stir in the trees as they begin their day. Witnessing a sunrise at Cades Cove is a mile marker moment that is worth every sip of coffee it will take to get you there.

Chimney Tops at Sunset

The Chimney Tops is next on the list with an outstanding 360-degree view atop a balding rock. The hike to the highest point is challenging yet rewarding when the melt of the sun graces the brink of the rock. You will cross wooden bridges and carry through rhododendrons to get to the glorified peak to witness tangerine, indigo, and hot pink sunsets.

Clingmans Dome: See 100 Miles of Splendor on a Clear Day

Clingmans Dome is a world all its own nestled above the mountains perfectly perched amongst the highest tree tops. Standing at a brilliant 6,643 feet high, the Clingmans Dome Observatory allows you to walk out into the pale blue skies. You will see over 100 miles of mountain splendor with and eagle eye view on the clearest of days.

Trillium Gap Trail to Grotto Falls

If you visit Trillium Gap Trail to Grotto Falls on a pleasant day around midweek and midday, you will get to see the llamas in full pack trekking to the LeConte Lodge with supplies. You will experience a steady uphill hike with beautiful wild grasses filled with blooming trilliums and rare, unique botanicals.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail after a Generous Rain: Place of a Thousand Drips

If you are lucky to be in the Smokies during a generous rain, pack in and trail off into the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Drive cautiously and slowly as to not miss a droplet, the entire drive through the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is encompassed with an elongated waterfall called "Place of a Thousand Drips."The rock formation offers several pores and spouts allowing the watershed to trickle in beautiful cascades.


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