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Address: Sugarlands Visitor Center to Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Scenic road through the Great Smokies.

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Pretty dive - foliage pretty in early November

This road goes mostly along a beautiful mountain river. The foliage was beautiful in early November. There is a nice hike to Laurel Falls. We did it a few years ago, but not... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 January 2017
Susie G
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Anderson, South Carolina

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely drive that after dropping down from the Laurel Falls Parking area that follows the course of Little River form Elkmont to the Wye just outside of Townsend... a couple of nice features along the way include the Sinks and Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area, which is an especially nice gentle prortion of stream which is good for younger kids... More 

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Anderson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This road goes mostly along a beautiful mountain river. The foliage was beautiful in early November. There is a nice hike to Laurel Falls. We did it a few years ago, but not this time. If you are a photographer, you might be disappointed with pictures of the falls because people wade in front of the falls and stand on... More 

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New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

This road starts from gatlinburg to cades cove and it stretches around 24 mile which has beautiful views of the tress, streams etc. it has many places to pull over and take some beautiful pictures.

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Miamisburg, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

It is basically a 24 miles scenic drive to Cades Cove from Gatlinburg entrance of the park. It is a winding road and took us approximately an hour to reach Cades Cove with one or two stops. For most part, the road is besides a stream. There are lot of places where one can stop and enjoy the scenery. I... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

Don't be in a hurry. Plenty of places to pull off and look around. Nice to follow the meandering water through the mountains and observe nature.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

This is a beautiful drive, with deep woods, hills and trout streams along the entire stretch. There are parking turnouts and hiking trails in various places. The best thing is that if you are driving from Townsend to Clingman's Dome, you can bypass most of Rt 441 near Gatlinburg and avoid the crowds..

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Springfield, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

The Newfound Gap road and the Little River road are the two main roads that bisect the GSMNP. The Little River Road is the road from Gatlinburg to Cades Cove. It follows the Little River into Cades Cove. It starts at the Sugarland Visitor Center (stop there first- next restroom is far away) and passes by Elkmont Campground, the Tremont... More 

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Muldrow, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016

Driving the Little River Road you will see many beautiful water ways. The park provides lots of places to pull over and take pictures. The water was so clear and now and then you encounter a small water fall. Very relaxing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We drove Little River Road on the way to Cades Cove. You can see the river the whole way. Heavy traffic.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

A 18 mile drive, most of the time beside a beautiful white water mountain stream. We were here on 10-06-16 and due to very little rain the past few weeks the water flow was low. Two waterfall stops on this road; Meigs Falls and The Sinks. This road also connects to road to Cades Cove.

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