3. Ozone Falls
As far as convenience, it’s tough to beat Ozone Falls if you’re seeking an impressive natural wonder within fifteen minutes of an interstate exit off of I-40. From the parking area, it’s a quick walk to the heart-stoppingly perilous edge of the 10-story falls, and then another short, steep, and slightly treacherous hike to the pool below. The view up of the roaring cascade is definitely worth the effort, and you can be back on the road to Gatlinburg in less than an hour.
Difficulty level: 4