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Look Rock Tower

Foothills Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
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Lovely place to watch the sun set

We went one evening and watched the sun set. We had the tower all to ourselves. Beautiful views... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
HappyGirl214
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Maesycwmmer, United Kingdom
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Great views

A great way to see, awesome views. The hike from the parking is short and not too steep, once you... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
corpspower
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Foothills Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37882
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went one evening and watched the sun set. We had the tower all to ourselves. Beautiful views. Worth a visit.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

A great way to see, awesome views. The hike from the parking is short and not too steep, once you reach the tower at the top it's well worth it. We have been there many times and its never crowded.

Thank corpspower
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Located on the scenic Foothills Parkway, Look Rock is a natural observation ledge overlooking the park. An easy 1/2 mile hike leads to the observation tower which provides a spectacular 360-degree panoramic view of the mountains. Really awesome video view.

2  Thank allcurves
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Reviewed 30 April 2017

This is a great stop on Foothills Parkway. It is a much easier slope then Clingmans Dome. We stop here and go the top every time when we're in the area.

Thank Sharon K
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Reviewed 24 April 2017

This tower is very similar to Clingman's Dome. However, you will not have as steep a grade to climb as you do with Clingman's Dome. The views in my opinion are just as spectacular as Clingman's Dome. This would be a great trial climb if...More

1  Thank Showme_10
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Reviewed 5 April 2017

We drove the Foothills Parkway specifically to go the Look Rock Tower. The view from the parking area alone is spectacular, but I had to chuckle at the people who just got out of their car, went over to the small outcrop at the railing,...More

4  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

We were just checking at the foothill parkway neat Townsend and saw the signs about the Tower so decided to check it out.....even before we got on the trail to the tower there was a good view from the parking lot but the tower was...More

1  Thank jlofton2016
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Reviewed 15 December 2016

We had a little trouble finding it . There is a sign that points to the left but there is nothing there . I finally spotted a sign at the end of the road that said the trail is across the road . Its moderately...More

Thank Cindy K
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Reviewed 4 December 2016

We stayed a short drive from Look Rock Tower and enjoyed the view up there. We were there in November however we had beautiful fall colors. The drive from Gatlinburg area is about an hour drive but it is a beautiful drive out there.

1  Thank Vicki P
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Look Rock Tower is located at the high point of the Foothills Parkway, between US 321 (in Walland) and US 129 (The Dragon). A short but definitely uphill path leads 1/4 mile up to the observation tower. The views are 360 degrees and fantastic. On...More

Thank joeknows263
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