Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: Foothills Parkway

  • Spring Fed Waterfall

    This roadside attraction – a spring fed waterfall – was photographed on a mountain top along the newer section of the Foothills Parkway, located in the Smoky Mountains near Wears Valley, Tennessee. If interested in a print, you can visit my gallery for a great selection of options.

    Thanks!


  • Visiting Look Rock

    After hiking, I drove north on US-321 and turned east onto the Foothills Parkway. It’s an 11-mile drive up and along the ridge line to Look Rock, an elevated platform from which to observe the Smoky Mountains. This was my second visit at this location, and, despite being mostly overcast, it’s always nice to have a look from above the clouds. You can visit my gallery to see more…


  • Shots from the Trail

    Prints are available in my gallery featuring these photographs –

    • Fog in the Valley – taken at the Foothills Parkway
    • Forest Trail – from the Look Rock Tower Trail
    • Autumn Reflections – Shot along the Emory River at OBED

  • Look Rock Tower Trail

    Look Rock Tower Trail

    Just across the street from the parking lot at Look Rock is the Look Rock Tower Trail. It’s a short 1/2 mile hike along a paved trail through the forest, though the grade is steep. At the end, you’ll encounter a very tall concrete structure…

    On top, the observation area provides visitors with a 360-degree panoramic view, including the Smoky Mountains to the east and the Cumberland Plateau to the west. The spiral staircase is locked and off limits, with equipment for monitoring air quality and communications.

    Though both the elevation and proximity to taller mountains are less than that of Clingmans Dome, the views are really wonderful and the area is much more peaceful…in fact, the only other people I saw were a couple leaving as I arrived.

    Fine prints are available in my gallery at Pixels and would make an excellent accent piece for an empty wall – at home or in the office!


  • Look Rock

    Look Rock

    Located along the old section of the Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, Tennessee, approximately 11 miles from US-321, visitors can enjoy expansive views of the Smoky Mountains from both Look Rock, as well as Look Rock Tower.

    While there are several spots along this route to park and appreciate the scenery, Look Rock is the only area with a designated observation platform. There are no restrooms or gift shop, but the view is great!

    If interested in a print for your home, you can visit my gallery to review a variety of options available to meet your wishes. Thanks for visiting!


    Crossing the Foothills Parkway into the forest, visitors can hike to the Look Rock observation tower along the Look Rock Tower Trail


  • Foothills Parkway

    These morning photographs were taken in the Smoky Mountains along the new section of the Foothills Parkway, between Wears Valley and Townsend, Tennessee. In lieu of an overcast sunrise, I was pleased to capture these scenic landscape images.

    You can see more when you visit my gallery.

    Next, I continued west up the old section of the Foothills Parkway (now open, following construction), and visited both Look Rock & Look Rock Tower. I’ll post about that in the coming days, so stay tuned…


  • Morning in the Foothills

    Morning in the Foothills

    This morning photograph was taken along the Foothills Parkway in the Smoky Mountains, near Townsend, Tennessee. Prints are available here.


  • Waiting For the Sun

    This morning photograph was taken in the Smoky Mountains before sunrise along the Foothills Parkway, near Wears Valley, Tennessee. If interested, prints are available.

    Thanks for visiting!


  • Shots From the Trail

    PhotographsLittle River. Underwater. Clingmans Dome. Sunrise.


  • Foothills Sunrise

    Foothills Sunrise

    I shot this Smoky Mountains sunrise photograph from a scenic overlook along the (old) Foothills Parkway, near Townsend, Tennessee. Currently under construction, I’m looking forward to returning to this area. Meanwhile, you can enjoy my photography on many fine prints and other items, when you visit these galleries –


  • Foothills Sunrise

    Foothills Sunrise

    Photographed from the Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley, Tennessee, morning rays of sunlight stream across the Smoky Mountains and the fog-filled valleys below. You can enjoy a wide variety of prints, gifts and apparel, when you visit the following galleries:

    Thanks for stopping by!


  • Shots From the Trail

    Many fine prints for the home and office are available at the following links…


  • Shots from the Trail

    You can see fine prints and other items available in the following galleries:


  • Hiking the Smoky Mountains

    Hiking the Smoky Mountains

    Here are a few photographs from different areas I’ve hiked in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. You can visit my gallery at Fine Art America, if interested, to select any number of prints available for your home, office, or, to give as gifts.

    The header and landscape photographs with links are listed below:

    1. Hiking the Smoky Mountains
    2. Margarette Falls
    3. Foothills Parkway Overlook
    4. Middle Prong Little River

    Thanks very much!


  • Scenic Sunrise

    Scenic Sunrise

    This morning sunrise photograph was taken from a scenic overlook on the (new) Foothills Parkway near Wears Valley, Tennessee, featuring foothills of the Smoky Mountains. Prints and other items are available in my galleries, so stop by Pixels and/or ArtPal to have a look around. Have a great day!