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Foothills Parkway

Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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One of my favorite drives

I'm amazed anyone could rate this beautiful drive as anything less than excellent! IMO, it's... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Amy A
Valparaiso, Indiana
18 miles of beautiful scenery

Pick up the Foothills Parkway just east of Walland center and head up and down the mountain toward... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Walland, Tennessee
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  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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“the dragon” (46 reviews)
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Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I'm amazed anyone could rate this beautiful drive as anything less than excellent! IMO, it's beautiful year-round.

Thank Amy A
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pick up the Foothills Parkway just east of Walland center and head up and down the mountain toward Chillhowee Lake with the option to go left toward the famous winding "Dragon" roadway (US129) and North Carolina or right toward Maryville, through Houston's Station, the land...More

Thank Wayne_Zurl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Taking a drive through the Foothills Parkway is worth it. There are a lot of overlook areas to pull off at and you can get some great pictures of the Smokies. It's a relaxing, beautiful drive. Roll the windows down and enjoy the clean fresh...More

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 1 week ago

NIce scenic view and gorgeous in the Fall Of course we was there yesterday. So the view was pretty but fall is much better

Thank Greenidoll
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Foothills Parkway is on a ridge so there are awesome views on both sides. Road is well maintained, numerous pull overs with beautiful views!

Thank Jackie H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always enjoy the parkway!! Stopped at several locations for pictures. Went to the fire tower at top of the world! Very beautiful!!! Mark Adams

Thank winyahmark1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I wish I would have known about this parkway sooner. I really enjoyed the riding my motorcycle on this road. Highly recommended. The views were some of my favorites in the Smokies.

Thank Ben W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing! The end! You must go see for yourself! I liked the views better here than most of the blue ridge parkway.

Thank Nicole M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The ride up had many nice views to see the country. It is about 6 miles up and 6 miles down. e used it to go to the dragon and ride the roads there.

Thank Love2travelthree
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take a drive on this road--you'll be glad you did. Absolutely stunning views of the park and surroundings--and best of all--few people! We did multiple trips around Cades Cove and never truly got a decent sighting of a bear due to people's rudeness. We went...More

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Suzanne E
9 April 2017|
Response from Paul S | Reviewed this property |
Lots of motels close in Townsend and about a half hour drive in either direction to Maysville or Pigeon Forge/ Gatlinburg. I don't know exactly what amenities you want but tripadvisor would be good place to start checking... More
Ronda B
7 March 2016|
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Response from SuzieQWaynesboroMs | Reviewed this property |
We usually do come in on the Townsend side depending on the time of day the traffic is much better. There is a sandwich shop /trinket shop to the left kind of in the middle of nowhere great food and clean restrooms. Its past... More
21 January 2015|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
dme 12373, I think you will be good to go. Early Feb is one of the few times of the year there is much less traffic. The locals enjoy the "quiet.". Kind of surprised you are coming so early in the year. If you wait until... More