Phil Perkins Photography

Tag: roadside attraction

  • 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.


  • Roadside Waterfall

    Roadside Waterfall

    A recent heavy rainfall saturated the forest floor in the Tremont section of the Smoky Mountains, bringing this often scant waterfall to life. Here, both moss and ferns reside all year long, with the waterfall situated only 15-feet from a gravel road. Several smaller waterfalls can also be enjoyed during such time, along a muddy and scenic drive. Prints available.

  • 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…

  • 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

  • Middle Fork Falls

    Middle Fork Falls

    Including the upper section, Middle Fork Falls stands approx. 25-feet tall and can be enjoyed along highway TN-62 between Oliver Springs and Wartburg, Tennessee. You can see more in my gallery. Thanks!

  • Middle Fork Falls

    Located along route TN-62, only a short distance from Oliver Springs, Tennessee, Middle Fork Falls is a roadside attraction with limited parking and easy access. As for the orange streaks present on the rock, this is common to many waterfalls I’ve visited – presumably, a mineral prevalent in this area. You can discover many fine prints in my gallery.

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • The Sinks

    Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, The Sinks is a 15-foot tall waterfall and popular roadside attraction for drivers along Little River Gorge Road. You can discover prints and other items available in my galleries at Pixels and Redbubble. Thanks for visiting!

  • Meigs Falls

    Meigs Falls

    Set back from the road approx. 150-feet, Meigs Falls is often overlooked by passersby traveling along Little River Gorge Road, in the Smoky Mountains. So, if you’re in the neighborhood, make sure to take your time and enjoy the many scenic sights to see. Alternatively, you might chose to visit my gallery and purchase a print to enjoy in your own home! That would be nice, too. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Meigs Falls

    This photograph features Meigs Falls, located near Townsend, Tennessee, along Little River Gorge Road in the Smoky Mountains. You can see more by visiting my gallery at Pixels. Thanks for stopping by!

  • Meigs Falls

    Meigs Falls

    I recently drove to the Smoky Mountains to capture photographs along Little River. Standing 20-feet tall, this waterfall is named Meigs Falls and can be observed from Little River Gorge Road, along a scenic pullover. However, because it’s set back in the forest approx. 100-yards, it’s often overlooked by passersby while driving.

    Using a crop-sensor Nikon D7500 with a 1.5 times magnification, these photographs were shot with a zoom lens at focal lengths of 18mm (27mm) and 105mm (157mm), respectively. And, they would look even better close-up on an empty wall in your home! You can visit my gallery to select a print type of your choosing, and framed prints may also customized to make it your own!

    Thanks for stopping by!

  • Middle Fork Falls

    Middle Fork Falls

    • What: Middle Fork Falls, a 30-feet tall waterfall.
    • Where: Wartburg, Tennessee.
    • Why: why not visit my galleries to see prints available?
    • Galleries: Pixels, ArtPal, Redbubble

  • Side Waterfall

    Side Waterfall

    After visiting Potter’s Falls, I drove 20-minutes to the Frozen Head State Park, where I hiked 1.5 miles out and back to Debord Falls. Along the trail, which parallels Emory Gap Branch, several smaller waterfalls were present, given recent rainfall, including as featured in this photograph. You can see prints available in my gallery. Thanks!

  • Middle Fork Falls

    Located on TN-62 between Oliver Springs and Wartburg, Tennessee, along the Middle Fork Little Emory River, Middle Fork Falls stands 25-feet tall and is easily accessible to visitors.


    A variety of several different print types featuring these photographs are available in my gallery, including: framed, canvas, art, metal, wood, poster, acrylic and tapestry. Great in the home & office, or anywhere!

    Following several days of heavy rain, it remained overcast on my morning visit, with hillsides completely saturated and very slippery.


  • Meigs Falls

    Meigs Falls

    This morning photograph of 20-foot tall Meigs Falls was taken in late autumn along Little River, located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. You can visit my gallery to see a variety of print options.