Laurel Falls In Tennessee

Not far from the Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, hikers can enjoy the 1.3 mile trek to Laurel Falls, one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. At 80′ tall, a railed-walkway divides the upper and lower sections of the waterfall. History The trail at Laurel Falls was completed…

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Elijah Oliver Place at Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a broad, verdant valley surrounded by mountains and is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smokies. National Park Service History Though archeologists have found no evidence of major settlements, it is believed that Cherokee Indians hunted in Cades Cove for hundreds of years before the first Europeans settled in…

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Alum Cave Bluffs In Tennessee

About The 2.3 mile trail to Alum Cave Bluffs is located in the Smoky Mountains, approx. 8 miles from the Sugarlands Visitor Center, near Gatlinburg, Tennessee. It’s the shortest and steepest of 5 different trails to Mount Le Conte. Originally mined in 1838 by the Epsom Salts Manufacturing Company for deposits of magnesium sulfate &…

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Lynn Camp Prong Cascades

Located in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, the Lynn Camp Prong Cascades provide a beautiful resting area for hikers along the Middle Prong Trail. If you can’t visit the area, you can still enjoy this beautiful waterfall on a print in your home or office! Come see a variety of print…

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Morning Walk In Smoky Mountains

Sunlight beamed through the forest canopy in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, illuminating the trail along which I enjoyed peace and quiet on a morning walk. You, too, might enjoy this scenery in your home or office – if so, visit my gallery at Pixels. Several print types are available to select, in addition to…

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Lower Indian Flats Falls

This picture features Lower Indian Flats Falls in the foreground, with Upper Indian Flats Falls in the background. I took this photograph while hiking the Middle Prong Trail in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Stop by my gallery at Pixels to select from a variety of available print types – framed,…

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Middle Prong Trail

Introduction Located in the Tremont section of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee, the Middle Prong Trail is 8.2 miles roundtrip, with Indian Flats Falls at the 4.1 mile mark. It then becomes the Greenbrier Ridge Trail, which leads to the Appalachian Trail. Turning on Tremont Road, the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is…

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Beautiful Waterfall

Following a one-mile hike along a rugged trail with elevation changes, visitors are rewarded with a view of this beautiful waterfall – Spruce Flats Falls. It’s located near Cades Cove in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, not far from Townsend. The main falls are 30′ in height, and the surrounding terrain is rocky but manageable.…

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Spruce Flats Falls

Located in the Tremont section of the Great Smoky Mountains near Cades Cove in Tennessee, Spruce Flats Falls is a lesser-known though beautiful waterfall. It’s 30-feet in height, but measures 60-feet when connected sections are included. A two mile (roundtrip) trail with helpful signage provides visitors with a scenic, albeit moderately difficult, hike, which includes…

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