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Address: Sugarlands Visitor Center to Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

Scenic road through the Great Smokies.

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We took this route to The Sinks Falls and to get some pictures of the white caps in the streams . There are a lot of pull offs spots to take pictures and you will see some fly... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Christine S
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We took this route to The Sinks Falls and to get some pictures of the white caps in the streams . There are a lot of pull offs spots to take pictures and you will see some fly fishing going on too !! We saw a few wild turkey's early this morning and lots of butterflies on our way .... More 

Thank Christine S
Franklin, Indiana
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to agree with the last review. the traffic on the Parkway with the construction is nuts! We visited the Sugarland's Visitor Center first, We than took a nice drive be it a bit curvy and at one point got our 7 year old sick. The views are fantastic and we observed many kayakers on the river braving the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This has always been a scenic drive, but now it is also a scenic shortcut between Townsend and Gatlinburg. We tried to take the usual parkway route between Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and wound up in a massive traffic jam. It took 45 minutes for what is normally about a five to ten minute drive due to road maintenance from... More 

Thank Paul S
Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Even in our big F-350 Ford we had no problem with the road. Plenty of places to pull over and take fantastic pictures of the river. Speed limits run from 25 to 35.

Thank Bob19512014
Tampa, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

This is highly recommended for all nature and history lovers.The ride ends in cades cove where the sightseeing continues.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Give youself time for this route. Can't go fast - turns too tight ans natural beauty to good to miss. Many small water falls. There are places to pull over and enjoy the water or fish.

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347 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

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 

Thank Smkymtntroutman
Anderson, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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 

Thank Susie G
New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

Thank Ganesh T
Miamisburg, Ohio
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101 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 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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