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Scenic Drives in the Smoky Mountains

There are litterally hundreds of beautiful scenic drives that you can take in the Smoky Mountains. Just about everywhere you go in the smokies has great views, and beautiful scenery. Below is a list of some of the more popular roads that are traveled to view the beauty that the Smokies have to offer.


Road Location Drive Time One-Way Mileage Road Conditions
Balsom Mountain Road Blue Ridge Parkway 30 minutes 9 Two-way Paved
Cades Cove Loop Cades Cove Historic 60 minutes 11 One-way Paved
Cataloochee I-40 at U.S. 276 30 minutes 6 Two-way Dead End
Cherokee Orchard Road Gatlinburg to Roaring Fork 15 minutes 3.5 Two-way Paved
Foothills Parkway East Hwy. 321, Cosby 30 minutes 6 Two-way Paved
Foothills Parkway West U.S. 321 N to U.S. 129 30 minutes 18 Two-way Paved
Heintooga Ridge Balsam Mountain Road 60 minutes 14 Two-way Paved
Lakeview Drive Bryson City,, NC 20 minutes 6 Two-way Dead End
Parson Branch Cades Cove 60 minutes 8 One-way Unpaved
Rich Mountain Cades Cove 60 minutes 7 One-way Unpaved
Roaring Fork Motor Trail Cherokee Orchard 60 minutes 5 One-way Paved
Tail of the Dragon U.S. 129 25 minutes 11 Two-way Paved (318 Curves)
Cherohala Skyway Robbinsville, NC to Tellico Plains, TN 60 minutes 36 Two-ay Paved