Places you should visit atleast once in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Also known as notches or passes, gaps are the low points in a mountain ridge

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Newfound Gap

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According to recent travelers, the Sugarlands Visitor Center should be your first stop in the park

Sugarlands Visitor Center

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The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, a nearly 6-mile-long, one-way loop road, offers spectacular mountain scenery and..

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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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Surrounded by mountains, Cades Cove is an isolated, fertile valley that was once home to many of the early Southern Appalachian settlers

Cades Cove

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Clingmans Dome is not only the highest point in Tennessee, but also in the park itself

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Clingmans Dome

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The Cades Cove Visitor Center is located about midway on the 11-mile, one-way Cades Cove Loop Road

Cades Cove Visitor Center

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Named for a Cherokee chief whose village once occupied a spot alongside the creek, Abrams Falls is small, but mighty

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Abrams Falls Trail

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Located along the Trillium Gap Trail – off the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail – Grotto Falls is a nearly 3-mile-long, round-trip hike that runs..

Grotto Falls Trail

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Named for the mountain laurel (an evergreen shrub) that blooms throughout the park, Laurel Falls is one of the most..

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Laurel Falls

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Chimney Tops is one of the few mountains that has a bare rock summit and the views from the top are spectacular, according to travelers

Chimney Tops

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The Oconaluftee Visitor Center is the main welcome and information center for the North Carolina side of the park

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Oconaluftee Visitor Center

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Visitors looking for a challenging hike filled with sweeping mountain vistas and unique geological landmarks should consider the Alum Cave Trail to..

Alum Cave Trail

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One of the most remote places in the park, Cataloochee Valley is a tranquil place to spend an afternoon

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Cataloochee Valley

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