Mountains & Vistas
Treat yourself to a different perspective. See the world from the top of one of Tennessee's soaring peaks.
Whether perched on a towering Tennessee formation, hiking underneath magnificent Twin Arches, or driving along Highway 133 through Backbone Rock, Tennessee has the rock, peak or vista to inspire you.
With 13 peaks stretching more than 6,000 feet into the Tennessee sky, and 25 mountains reaching more than a mile above the horizon, Tennessee is your destination from which to gain a different perspective. Hike to the top of the state's highest point, Clingman's Dome, and gaze out at seven states at once, or trek to Tennessee's most remote location, Tricorner Knob.
When you feel more “down to earth,” visit one of Tennessee's many beautiful arches or rock windows, where nature has sculpted some of Tennessee's most beautiful works of art.
Cumberland Mountain State Park
Cumberland Mountain State Park is situated on the Cumberland Plateau, a segment of the great upland, which extends from western New York to central Alabama. It is said to be the largest timbered plateau in America. ...more
Since 1961, Dogwood Arts has celebrated the natural and cultural beauty of East Tennessee by producing a dynamic Festival featuring blooming gardens and trails, visual arts, music, crafts, theatre, culinary arts, dance, film, and literary arts. http://www. ...more
Doll Flats Spring
When hiking the Appalachian Trail, Doll Flats Spring offers a great point to rest up after a long day of hiking. Doll Flats is a level area, still high in terms of elevation, but sheltered from the wind and sun by trees. ...more
East Tennessee Crossing Scenic Byway
This rich stretch of Tennessee landscape follows the original path of the Cherokee Warriors Path, the Wilderness Road across the Clinch Mountain and the Cumberland Gap, the Dixie Highway of the Civil War period and the legendary bootlegging corridor of Thunder Road. Staring out, Pinnacle Rock at Cumberland Gap National Historic Park provides visitors with a bird’s eye view of the Gap’s panoramic vistas. ...more
Edgar Evins State Park
There's a lot to do and see at Edgar Evins State Park! Enjoy a picnic lunch at one of our shaded picnic areas, come for a visit during one of our annual events (such as the Annual Fiddlers Jamboree), hike some of the parks approximately 11 miles of trails, fish beautiful Center Hill Lake or go for a swim. Edgar Evins State Park encompasses approximately 6,000 acres on the shores of Center Hill Lake in the rolling hills of Middle Tennessee. ...more
Fall Creek Falls State Park
A paradise of more than 20,000 acres sprawled across the eastern top of the rugged Cumberland Plateau, Fall Creek Falls State Park is one of the most scenic and spectacular outdoor recreation areas in America. Laced with cascades, gorges, waterfalls, streams and lush stands of virgin hardwood timber, the park beckons those who enjoy nature at her finest. ...more
Foster Falls Recreation Area
Experience and enjoy one of the most scenic, wildest areas in Tennessee with a visit to the Foster Falls Recreation Area. Operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority and located near Tracy City, Tennessee, this recreation area provides a safe, and beautiful base for exploring the south end of the Cumberland Plateau. ...more
Foster Falls Small Wild Area
Enjoy one of the most scenic, wild areas in Tennessee with a visit to the Foster Falls Small Wild Area. Operated by the Tennessee Valley Authority and located near Tracy City, Tennessee, this recreation area provides a safe and beautiful base for exploring the south end of the Cumberland Plateau. ...more
Frozen Head State Park
Frozen Head State Park and Natural Area is situated in the beautiful Cumberland Mountains of Eastern Tennessee near Wartburg. Frozen Head, elevation of 3,324, is one of the highest peaks in Tennessee west of the Great Smoky Mountains. ...more
Gentry Creek Falls
The 2. 3 mile (each way) Gentry Creek Falls Trail crosses Gentry Creek approximately 14 times, providing hikers with access to spectacular Gentry Creek Falls, a double waterfall approximately 60 feet total in a remote forest setting. ...more