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Credit: Twila Creech
A bull elk rests during the day in Cataloochee Valley.
Sunset from the Clingmans Dome Observation Tower
Sunset over the mountains. Viewed from the Observation Tower on Clingmans Dome, the highest peak in the national park.
Eastern Box Turtle
Eastern box turtle
Spring - Redbuds in Bloom
Redbuds bloom is April at low elevations in the park.
Winter - Snowy Stream
Snow falls a few times each winter at low to mid elevations.
Winter - Hoar Frost Coated Trees
Winter sun makes hoar frost sparkle on the crest of the mountains.
Spring - Trillium Grandiflorum
The petals White Trillium flowers change from white to dark pink as the flower ages.
Autumn - Leaf Colors at Newfound Gap
Roads throughout the park offer views of autumn leaves
Gregg-Cable House in Cades Cove
The Gregg-Cable house was built in 1879 from lumber sawed at the Cable Mill.
Noah "Bud" Ogle Cabin
Fall colors reflected in the window of Noah "Bud" Ogle's log house.
Summer - Mount Le Conte
At 6,593 feet, Mount Le Conte is the third highest peak in the park.
Summer - Ramsey Cascades
Ramsey Cascades, at 100 feet high, is the tallest waterfall in the park.
The Trillium Gap Trail runs behind 25' high Grotto Falls.
Small Unnamed Cascade
Small waterfalls are numerous in the park's rivers and streams. Many smaller ones, such as this one, are not given names.
Caldwell House in Cataloochee
The Caldwell House in Cataloochee
Autumn - Cataloochee Creek
Cataloohcee Creek is a popular fishing spot.
Autumn - Mountain View
View of mountains from Clingmans Dome.