Peak Leaf Season

Are you a person who enjoys the outdoors and loves to see the leaves change color? Tennessee is the place for you, breathtaking hikes, scenic drives, peak leaf season, and so much more!

Peaking your Interest

What better way to enjoy the leaves changing colors than to go on an amazing hike in the Smoky Mountain National Park! All of the trails vary in distance and difficulty. One of the most well known trails is Clingmans Dome which offers some of the best views in the area, just a short 0.5 mile hike to the observation tower. Another great option is to stop by the Rainbow Falls Trail which is 5.4 miles round trip to a beautiful waterfall! Once you are done taking in the beauty of the hiking trails, be sure to stop by Sugarland Cellars in Gatlinburg to enjoy some amazing sweet wine! Sugarlands Cellars also has free parking available!

Choose the Scenic Route

Driving into the Smoky Mountain National Park can be the best way to experience the leaves changing color. Look no further than the Foothills Parkway, a 33-mile stretch of road filled with breathtaking views! Speaking of driving through the national park, be sure to get a ticket for our VIP Tour of The Gatlinburg Wine Trail which takes you through Wears Valley through the National Park into Gatlinburg! Enjoy amazing wines from 3 different wineries while getting to take in all the amazing changing foliage in the Smokies! Check us out on our website for more information!

Peak Leaf Season

The best time to observe the peak leaf season in the Smoky Mountains is any time from mid-October to early November. Mid to lower elevations begin to showcase their spectacular color display with many species including sugar maple, scarlet oak, Sweetgum, red maple, and the hickories. One of the best places in Gatlinburg to get a great view of the changing colors is at the Anakeesta Theme Park. Situated 600 feet above Gatlinburg, this is a great place to observe the beauty of the Smoky Mountains!

Soaring to New Heights

Interested in an activity that will deliver an adrenaline rush like no other? Smoky Mountain Ziplines is the place for you, 4,200 feet of cable across seven different lines! Not to mention you are being fully immersed in the breathtaking environment of the changing fall foliage in the Smokies. While you are on the Parkway in Pigeon Forge, be sure to stop into Mountain Valley Winery, one of the oldest wineries in Tennessee that specializes in sweet fruit wine!

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