Midnight Hole © William Britten use with permission only

Midnight Hole © William Britten use with permission only

Midnight Hole is a petite waterfall with a twelve-foot deep emerald pool that gives the waterfall its name.  Located in the Big Creek section of the Smoky Mountains, this is a popular swimming hole in the summer. This photo is often paired with Creekside Sweet Gum, making an attractive set of vertical pictures.

Midnight Hole is a featured photo at the William Britten Gallery. It is offered in all sizes up to 20×30. Details of sizes and prices can be found on the How to Buy page. You can also purchase framed or unframed versions of this image from my online store

The trail to Midnight Hole is one of my favorites. It’s a little out of the way but the compensation is two waterfalls in one hike!  Mouse Creek Falls is just a half-mile further on the trail. In summer you might find swimmers jumping off the rocks here. But my favorite time for this waterfall is in autumn.

Please stop in and visit me to see the complete display of Smoky Mountains Photography at the William Britten Gallery in Gatlinburg, TN.

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  1. Janice Price

    Beautiful captures of God’s beauty. My husband and I love the Great Smoky Mountains and enjoy photographing the stream and great beauty there. Just wish we lived closer so we could visit more often. When we are in town next time we’ll look you up, I’d love to see these in person. May God Bless you in your endeavors.

  2. Bill

    Thanks for the kind words, Janice!

  3. Allie

    This is a beautiful picture! I want to check those falls out someday!

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