We are in the business of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge cabins
for renting. We love making our visitors happy and strive to provide all important information to our customers. So, we would be doing an injustice to our customers not telling them about Rock City. Although Rock city is not really close to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge TN
, it is close enough in driving distance to make a day trip. Spend your time in downtown Gatlinburg TN, but don’t forget, if you got some extra time, about Rock City.
Rock city is located on the top of Lookout Mountain. It is approximately about six miles from downtown Chattanooga in Tennessee. There are more than 400 native plants at Rock City. Atop Lookout mountain looking out you are able to see the panoramic views of seven different states. Rock City is the home of some of the most breathtaking scenery around.
Rock City’s Lovers Leap is also a main attraction. The waterfall cascading at 100 feet and cliff got the name “Lovers Leap” from an old Indian Tail of forbidden love. A Cherokee Native named Sautee fell in love with the Chief of the Cherokee’s Daughter, Nacoochee. Nacoochee and Sautee both knew that Nacoochee’s father would not approve of their love and would not let them get married. The couple got married and fled their tribes to live together. Cherokee Chief ordered his people to find Sautee and punish him for fleeing with his daughter. Eventually they were found in the cave in Lookout Mountain. Cherokee Chief sentenced Sautee to death. The tribe threw Sautee over the cliff. In disbelief Nacoochee leaped to her death off the side of the cliff. Cherokee Chief buried the couple side by side at the bottom of Lover’s Leap.
Rock City is also the home of a 4,100 foot walking trial containing gardens, caves, and rock formations. Some of the rock formations at Rock City as dated to be over 200 million years old. There is also a 200 feet swing along bridge showcasing breath taking views to those to dare to cross it. Rock City is open from 8:00 a.m. until dusk.