The Incredible Mountain-Fed Pool In North Carolina You Absolutely Need To Visit

The Great Smoky Mountains are filled with hidden gems and secret spots perfect for summer-long discovery. When the temperatures start rising and the hikes get a bit longer, we’re all searching for a cool swimming hole to dip in. One that is a true hidden gem and filled with natural, mountain-fed water is Midnight Hole tucked deep inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Looking for more in-depth directions? This Google Map will show you how and where to access the Big Creek Trailhead.

Have you visited here before? Any other hidden gems in the Smokies you absolutely love?

While you’re in the area, head north to Valle Crucis and dine at this amazing mountain restaurant.