These are 10 Unmissable Summer 2024 Spots in the Smokies


Embark on an epic journey through the Smokies this summer. Explore breathtaking landscapes, iconic trails, and hidden gems in our curated list of the region's top 10 must-visit spots.

Historic cabins, wildlife, and scenic views await on this 11-mile loop drive through the picturesque Cades Cove.

Cades Cove Loop Road


Experience the beauty of the Smokies with forest views, historic buildings, and rushing mountain streams on this 5.5-mile loop.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail


A family-friendly 2.6-mile roundtrip hike leads to stunning views of an 80-foot waterfall, with upper and lower sections to explore.

Laurel Falls Hike


Start your Smoky Mountains adventure here with park maps, ranger assistance, exhibits, and a free park movie.

Sugarlands Visitor Center


Reach the highest point in the Smokies for breathtaking 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains.

Clingmans Dome


Journey through the heart of the park on this 31-mile paved road, passing by scenic overlooks and landmarks like Mingus Mill.

Newfound Gap Road


Hike to the iconic Alum Cave bluffs, passing by scenic spots like Arch Rock and Inspiration Point on this 4.4-mile roundtrip trek.

Alum Cave Trail


Follow this nearly 3-mile roundtrip hike to witness the beauty of a 25-foot waterfall, but beware of rough and slippery terrain.

Grotto Falls Trail


Explore this tranquil valley with historic buildings, elk herds, hiking trails, and fishing opportunities amidst stunning scenery.

Cataloochee Valley


Experience a portion of the iconic AT as it winds through the Smokies, offering unforgettable hiking experiences like Charlies Bunion.

The Appalachian Trail


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