Photograph the Smokies from Morton Overlook

Photograph the Smokies from Morton Overlook

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Photography

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Beginner

Season

Year Round

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Joshua Moore

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Take photographs from one of the most iconic views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The Morton Overlook is one of the Great Smoky Mountains National Parks most well known and visited overlooks. Morton offers a wide view of the Great Smoky Mountains and is a perfect spot for some really good photography opportunities. Coming from Gatlinburg, TN it is roughly 13 miles from the visitors center along 441 towards Cherokee, NC.

Sunset is the best time of the day for color in the skies here, however on a cloudy day at sunrise you can get some nice color as well. This location is perfect for any time of the year and is a great place to catch storms rolling through. Keep your eyes open to your surroundings as well, there are some beautiful shots from the sides as well. The Morton Overlook is a great place to catch some nice foggy scenes as well. Keep it mind, it can get crowded at times.

Note: Birds of prey have been seen here as well.

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

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Activities

Photography

Skill

Beginner

Season

Year Round

Added by

Joshua Moore

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