Wears Valley is one of the most beautiful areas surrounding the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nestled next to the northern border of the park, Wears Valley has majestic mountains, babbling brooks, spacious green meadows, lovely woodlands and abundant wildlife. It is an area of peace and quiet solitude surrounded by the wonders of nature in all her splendor and glory.
Wears Valley is six miles long and four miles wide. There are gaps in the mountains at each end of the valley which is completely surrounded by mountains such as Cove Mountain, Bench Mountain, Pine Mountain, Hatcher Mountain, Rocky Mountain and Little Roundtop.
Despite the growing development of this area, this wonderful valley has managed to hold on to its old country charm and flavor. Snuggled next to the developments are cattle and tobacco farms, quaint old churches, rustic barns and friendly people.
Wears Valley is located between Pigeon Forge and Townsend in the area surrounding Highway 321S (Wears Valley Road).
You can also enter the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Wears Valley. The Wears Cove/Metcalf Bottoms entrance is off of Wears Valley Road on Lyon Springs Road about 9 miles south of Pigeon Forge.
Wears Valley has an interesting and exciting history, one that continues today in this thriving and growing mountain community.