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Five Great Views You Can Find in the Smoky Mountains

May 9, 2016

If you’re taking a trip to the Smoky Mountains this spring, there are great views everywhere! Some of the best views can be seen from the porch of our Smoky Mountain cabins! Our Townsend and Wears Valley cabins also offer great views on the “peaceful side” of the Smokies.

We compiled a list of 5 great views you can find in the Smoky Mountains:

  1. Clingmans Dome

Welcome to the highest point in the Smoky Mountains! Clingmans dome is 6,643 feet. On a clear sunny day, you can see up to 100 miles into the mountains! (The range includes 7 different states!) No matter the day, the view is simply breathtaking. Bring your camera! The dome is accessible by car, however, you are required to walk up a steep ½ mile incline.


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  1. Mt. LeConte

This hike will bring you to the third highest peak in the Smoky Mountains! The hike is roughly 13 miles round trip, make sure you have allotted the proper time. The trail itself isn’t extremely strenuous, but is at an incline the majority of the hike. Once you’ve reached the top, be aware that snow does fall until April on the mountain top. Enjoy the view and a hearty lunch! The Mt. LeConte lodge is located at the end of this hike. If you want lunch on your hike, you must order it two days in advance through the lodge. They even have sleeping accommodations if you wanted to take advantage of the views longer.


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  • Rocky Top

Voted amongst hikers as some of the best views in the Smoky Mountains, Rocky Top offers beautiful, panoramic views of the mountains. The hike is rated “strenuous,” but the payoff is definitely worth it. Bring your camera and show your friends and family Rocky Top Tennessee!


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  • Abrams Falls

This trail is perfect for an afternoon hike. The trail is 5.2 miles roundtrip and rated moderate difficulty. The views along the way showcase the mountain nature and wildlife. Once you reach the falls, you have arrived at one of the most popular views in the Smokies. This trail is wildly popular for its voluminous, 20-foot tall rushing waterfall.


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  • Charlies Bunion

Charlies Bunion not only offers an incredible view from the top, but wildflowers and picturesque nature throughout the hike. This trail is 8.1 miles roundtrip, rated “strenuous.” The drop-off from Charlies Bunion is rather high, so be careful and watch your footing at all times.


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After a long day of hiking and exploring, relax in your very own cabin in the Smokies. Our cabins offer views of the mountains from your very own porch and hot tub. At Accommodations by Great Cabins in the Smokies, we live up to our name! We have the best cabins in the Smokies with amazing views!


Contact us and book your cabin today!

Accommodations by Great Cabins in the Smokies

3278 Wears Valley Road

Sevierville, TN, 37862

Mon – Sat 9AM to 5PM (EST)

865-428-7066 Toll Free: 866-409-7066

FAX (865) 774-7401

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