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Beautiful views of the Great Smoky Mountains from this visitor center parking lot. There is a short path that leads to a taller, very-easy-to-access point with amazing views...

If you're looking to take a unique photo during what's called "The Blue Hour", wait until 30 minutes after sunset when you'll truly see why the Blue Ridge Mountain's were given their name.

On the Road: Right at the parking lot.

Family Friendly: Good picnic area right here at this view, tables and benches are already there and a bathroom is near by.

Gem Type: Viewpoint

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Joshua Moore


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Sep 23, 2018
Bodhisattva Robinson
plane crash
Jul 22, 2018
Marty Burkard
Short but vigorous climb to the summit. Unfortunately it was socked in with clouds & fog.
Jul 3, 2018
Jessica Davis
Visiting the Cessna 414 crash site is a must have on this hike. Though strenuous it’s definitely worth it.
Jun 25, 2018
Jean-Claude Linossi
Jun 7, 2018
Charles Engelbracht
We did this short hike a few weeks ago..You really should take the side trip to Browning Knob and see the old plane crash..Only an extra mile or so.
May 29, 2018
Rob H
Amazing view I was able to share with my best friend
Sep 19, 2017
Elle Ziel
Aug 19, 2017
Chris McCloud
Did as part of BRP trip 2017.

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