Camp at Unaka Mountain Overlook

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Distance

0.1 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Dog Friendly
Easy Parking
Forest
Picnic Area
Romantic
Scenic
Wildflowers
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Just up the road from Beauty Spot Gap, Unaka Mountain Overlook is an easily accessible location to watch incredible sunsets.

Unaka Mountain Overlook is one of the highest locations in the Cherokee National Forest. Easily accessibly by vehicle, the overlook towers over the surrounding mountains, including Beauty Spot Gap, and is an ideal spot to camp overnight.

Take Rock Creek Road until you meet the border of North Carolina and Tennessee (depending on which direction you are coming from). Take the gravel road on the side of the Beauty Spot Gap Trailhead and parking area. The gate is locked during the winter months due to snow. Four-wheel drive is recommended. Continue up the gravel road for 4.9 miles and bear left at the fork. There will be a parking area .2 miles further up the gravel road. 

There is an extended overlook directed towards the North Carolina mountains and a camping area surrounded by trees and a fence. This is a terrific location to watch the sunset.

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Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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From $194/night

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Distance

0.1 Miles

Activities

Chillin, Camping, Photography, Hiking

Skill

Beginner

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

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