Discover top Drone Videos of Appalachia, USA

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West Virginia


West Virginia enjoys the distinction of being the only state which lies entirely within the great Appalachian mountain chain which forms the border between the USA's Eastern Seaboard and the Midwest.  The state was formed at the outset of the Civil War when the western part of Virginia elected to remain in the Union.  Contributor Inmotionaerial created this beautiful aerial tour of this largely rural state during the peak of the Fall, a time when the tree-covered state turns into a sea of colors.

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Arise Pittsburgh


Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is the largest city within the Appalachian region of the USA.  It sits at the point where the Allegheny River joins the Monangahela to form the Ohio.  The city rose to prominence as the center of the US steel industry, once the country's biggest economic engine.  Perspectrum used a DJI Inspire 2 drone to create this impressive aerial video of the city's skyscrapers, which include the headquarters of US Steel - at one point the world's largest corporation.

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Tennessee: As Seen from Above - Fall 2016 4K

Aerial Vision Chicago

The Smokey Mountain range in the United States, part of the Appalachian system, is home to some of the most spectacular fall scenery in the country.  The range covers parts of several  southeastern states in rolling forested mountains that turn brilliant colors from mid-September through October.  Top contributor used a drone to film these beautiful mountains in the state of Tennessee at the height of the Fall color season.    

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Max Patch


Going back to the days of the Appalachian Trail, the gentle slopes of the various Appalachian ranges of the eastern USA have been highly accessible by hiking.  In western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee, where the mountains are known as the Smokies, the most important spot on the Trail was Max Patch Mountain, a "bald" mountain of about 1.4k meters (just under 5k ft.).  In this video, AshvilleAerial used a drone to memorialize a birthday hike to the great rolling top of the mountain.

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Insane Waterfall in North Georgia - Lula Lake Land Trust

Marco Hernandez

Like most of its fellow Southeastern USA states, Georgia is really two states in terms of its physical landscape - a lowland portion and an upland/hilly portion where the Appalachian mountain chain overlies the state.  In Georgia's case, the Appalachian region is relatively small, occupying its northwestern corner.  In this video, contributor Marco Hernandez gives us an epic view of this very different part of Georgia compared to the flat terrain  of the endless Atlanta suburbs. 

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Ragged Mountain in Charlottesville, Virginia


The USA's Appalachian region is beautiful any time of year, but when the season turns to Fall these mountains offer some of the most spectacular scenery anywhere in the country.  The region's gentle forested mountains become seas of red, orange, and yellow which seemingly go on forever.  In this video, contributor and drone pilot Anthony Tori gives us an epic bird's eye view of the area around Charlottesville, VA, at the very heart of Appalachia, at the peak of the Autumn season.

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Cincinnati Ohio City Sunset

DronesProductionInc created this beautiful aerial video of Cincinnati, Ohio.  Located on the Ohio River on the border with Kentucky, the city is considered part of the Appalachian region - it's the second largest Appalachian city after Pittsburgh.  With a stunningly beautiful waterfront, it's widely considered one of the most liveable cities in the USA.  One of the USA's great boom-towns of the mid-19th century, it's known as the home of Procter & Gamble, one of the world's premier consumer products companies.  

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Southern Appalachian Fall Foliage

Landmark Drones

While the Appalachian Mountains only cover a small portion of the state of Georgia, they certainly make an impression.  Witness this drone video from Landmark Drones, taken at the height of the fall season.  The Appalachians cover the northwestern corner of the state, notably in the area of the Chattahoochee National Forest and its surroundings.  This area is home to numerous mountains over 1,000 meters (about 3.3k ft.) in altitude, led by Mt. Brasstown Bald (elevation: 1.45k meters, just under 4.8k ft.).

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Lake Cumberland


Lake Cumberland is one of the most well known lakes in the Appalachian area of the United States.  It's actually a reservoir lake, located in southern Kentucky, west of the Daniel Boone Forest.  With a shoreline of over 2k km (about 1.2k mi.), it's one of the ten largest reservoir lakes in the USA by water volume - enough to cover the state of Kentucky with almost 10 cm (about 3.5 inches) of water!  Check out this beautiful Appalachian lake from above, compliments of contributor Flintknoop.  


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Tennessee Highlights

EP Studios
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The Chapel