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Just around the river bend

This drive is so peaceful. The view of the river is so pretty with tons of photo ops along the way... read more

Reviewed 10 August 2018
Fort Myers Beach, Florida
Scenic drive to Cades Cove

A beautiful drive through a piece of the Great Smoky Mountains. There are multiple stops to get a... read more

Reviewed 7 August 2018
Marc O
Losser, The Netherlands
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Sugarlands Visitor Center to Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 10 August 2018

This drive is so peaceful. The view of the river is so pretty with tons of photo ops along the way. Roll down the windows and take a listen to the sounds of the water...

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Reviewed 7 August 2018

A beautiful drive through a piece of the Great Smoky Mountains. There are multiple stops to get a beautiful view of this free of charge National Park.

Thank Marc O
Reviewed 5 August 2018

You aren't really experiencing the Great Smoky Mountains without going on this drive. Beautiful scenic turnouts. River runs right along the road.

Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

I highly recommend making this drive part of your trip. It's a one way road with steep hills, but it's so worth it. The sound of the rolling weather & nature as you drive through. We saw several bears on our drive. The speed limit...More

3  Thank Jpsgirl
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The first thing we did was roll down the windows as we made our way into the park. The fresh air, smell and sound of the streams and river, and the views made this one of my favorite parts of our trip.

Thank Danielle-n-Joe
Reviewed 17 July 2018

This is a nice stretch of road spanning from the Sugarlands Visitor Center in the GSMNP and Townsend. We drove this road several times during our visit this summer. We drove it to go to the Sinks, Meigs Creek Trail and Meigs Falls. We did...More

1  Thank daisyferret1
Reviewed 14 July 2018

The first thing I do as soon as we hit the park entrance, is to turn off the music, roll down the windows and just breath. This 18 miles of unspoiled wilderness is truly breathtaking, especially in fall and winter. The road is well paved...More

Thank Scott E
Reviewed 10 July 2018

The drive along little River Road between Townsend and Gallenberg is beautiful. With every turn in the road there’s a new view of the river the mountains and just the beauty of nature. There are many stops along the way to give you a respite...More

1  Thank Maryville425
Reviewed 3 July 2018

We drove this road on the way and back from Cades Cove. There are great sites all along the road of the river and nice cascades or waterfalls to see along the roadside as well.

Thank KTF89
Reviewed 1 May 2018

The nearly twenty mile drive from the NP Visitor's Center near Gatlinburg on US 441 towards Cades Cove and Townsend, TN is a spectacular constant view of the Little River as it winds, splashes, crashes, and hurries along its path. Stop and safely walk along...More

2  Thank Robert V
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Norman S
22 October 2015|
Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
This is a really old question but Little River Road is a right turn off of Hwy 441S/Newfound Gap Road. It is about 2 miles from the Gatlinburg entrance. It runs in front of the Sugarland Visitor Center. Google Maps refers... More