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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours

Smoky Mountain Auto Tours: Rich Mountain Road

Rich Mountain Road Rich Mountain Road is an 8 mile road north of Cades Cove that provides beatiful views of Cades Cove. To drive there head north from Cades Cove over Rich Mountain to Tuckalechee […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours

Smoky Mountain Auto Tours: Cataloochee Valley

Cataloochee Valley Cataloochee Valley nestles among the most rugged peaks in the southeastern United States. Surrounded by 6,000-foot mountains, this isolated valley was the largest and most prosperous settlement in what is now the Park. […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours

Smoky Mountain Auto Trails: Foothills Parkway

Foothills Parkway Come to East Tennessee and experience the prettiest drive in America. It has certainly taken a long time, but this drive has been well worth the 75 year wait. The Foothills Parkway project […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours

Smoky Mountain Auto Tours: Little River Road

Little River Road Another view of the Smokies awaits you along the Little River Road leading from Sugarlands to Cades Cove. The road lies on the old logging railroad bed for a distance along the […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours

Smoky Mountain Auto Tours: Blue Ridge Parkway

Blue Ridge Parkway If you want to sample the Blue Ridge Parkway and also enjoy some beautiful mountain scenery, try the Balsam Mountain Road, which leaves the parkway between Oconaluftee and Soco Gap. It winds […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours

Smoky Mountain Auto Tours: Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome Clingmans Dome is the highest point in the Smokies and is accessible by a 7 mile side road. One can drive almost to the top and then hike the last half-mile to the […]

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Smoky Mountain Auto Tours

Smoky Mountain Auto Tours: Newfound Gap

Newfound Gap The main road in the park is the Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) between Gatlinburg and Cherokee. It is the only road across the mountains. Along it and at the Newfound Gap Parking […]

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Smoky Mountain Waterfalls

Smoky Mountain Waterfalls: Mingo Falls

Mingo Falls can be reached by following the Pigeon Creek Trail out of Mingo Falls Campground (on the Cherokee Reservation, south of the park). A longer side trail branching off at the halfway point will take […]