Nestled within the majestic hills of the Smoky Mountains and bordering against the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Wears Valley is known as one of the most beautiful valleys in the United States. This region provides mile after mile of pure serenity, with picturesque mountain and hill views. Surrounded by farmland and mom-and-pop shops and restaurants, Wears Valley offers peaceful seclusion to take you away from the hustle and bustle.
Wears Valley is a top vacation destination for adventurists and nature lovers. While there, you can enjoy nearby hiking trails, mountain streams, waterfalls, wildlife viewing, whitewater rafting, river tubing, and other outdoor activities.
Wears Valley connects Pigeon Forge to the Smoky Mountains. Along Wears Valley Road you can get to the Foothills Parkway, which is one of the most beautiful scenic drives in the Smokies. At the end of the drive you’ll reach Townsend, where you’ll find the entrance to Cades Cove and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.