Photo by Delaney Van, apertureadventure.com
Great Smoky Mountains National Park straddles the border between North Carolina and Tennessee. The sprawling landscape encompasses lush forests and an abundance of wildflowers that bloom year-round. Streams, rivers, and waterfalls appear along hiking routes that include a segment of the Appalachian Trail. An observation tower tops Clingmans Dome, the highest peak, offering scenic views of the mist-covered mountains.
Address: 1420 Fighting Creek Gap Rd, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738
Coordinates: 35.6118° N, 83.4895° W