After years of neglect, the Unaka Mountain Overlook (a.k.a. Pleasant Garden) has received some badly needed sprucing up. The view has been reestablished by cutting away the overgrowth, which for years had all but completely blocked the spectacular mountain views. The short section of road leading to the Overlook has been scraped and smoothed - it's still the roughest section of road of the entire Unaka Mountain Road, but greatly improved! I'm hope that this place will once again become one of the most cherished and visited destinations in all of Unicoi County, TN. Far in the distance, barely visible above, is Mount Mitchell, the highest point east of the Mississippi.
This overlook is one of the many wonders to experience along the 12 mile long Unaka Mountain Road which climbs and curves its way over and around the mountain. For detailed directions and a list of all there is to see and do on Unaka Mountain, click here. Click here for a map of the area.