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Between Sugarlands and Oconoluftee, 13.2 MIles from Sugarlands Visitor Center is the state line marker overlook, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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All reviews north carolina beautiful drive appalachian trail state line nc state take pictures the smoky mountains scenic overlooks clingmans dome the blue ridge parkway quiet walkways beautiful vistas fall colors national park scenic route visitor centers many places
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have had so many marvelous experiences on this incredible road, from wolf, bear and elk sightings, sparkling winter ice, beautiful silent snowfalls, riverside picnics and quiet hikes, even rescuing stranded motorists on dark deserted evenings. Magical motoring and a dynamic drive, though summer and...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This newly opened Road beautifully connects the best parts of the mountains. With abundant lookouts, this route enables visitors to take absolutely breathtaking pictures. Photographers’ paradise and lovers’ hide out, this road is a must drive for anybody visiting this park.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 27 November 2018 via mobile

My wife and I along with my daughter and her family traveled from Atlanta Ga. to Gatlinburg Tenn. for the Thanksgiving holiday. We entered the Great Smokey Mountains National Park at the Oconoluftee visitor center in Cherokee NC (Elk can be seen here during breeding...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 14 November 2018

Newfound Gap Road is a scenic roadway that travels between the Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, Tennessee, up and over the mountains and into Cherokee, North Carolina. The 31-mile stretch of mountain road is paved road that travels through the park’s center. I traveled on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

A wee bit past fall foliage peak at this altitude but still a beautiful drive. You’ll be able to see the foliage changes at different elevations from some of the overlooks.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank A7531BErogerp
Reviewed 6 November 2018

Was staying in Gatlinburg and came down to Newfound Gap. The drive on Newfound Gap Road was very impressive. The views from many of the areas were just amazing. Plenty of pullouts on the road to better check out the views. Very nice roadways with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank BSJ3258
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

We went here as a family ( 16 of us). The drive to the top never gets old( our 3rd time here). Take time to see anything and everything. The fall colors are always spectacular. The streams are beautiful. Take time to soak it all...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank xpurt
Reviewed 5 November 2018

It's on way of Clingmans Dome, lots of traffic on weekend, plan early. lots of good spots to stop by and have a look of smoky mountains.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Vivek P
Reviewed 31 October 2018 via mobile

Views are great! Beautiful drive. Definitely worth it and continue to clingmans dome it's also worth the drive/hike

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank cedes190
Reviewed 29 October 2018

Looking for Cades Cove - we took the wrong turn - and what an adventure. - Drove up over 5000 - ended up at the Tennessee - North Carolina state lines. Breathtaking views.

Date of experience: October 2018
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18 December 2018|
Response from Janet W |
Too late for your question but the last I heard 12/24...the road was still closed due to ice and snow.
Bill M
8 April 2018|
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Response from ricardomnt | Reviewed this property |
I believe they were open when we were there in October.
20 July 2017|
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Response from Jgeptp | Reviewed this property |
Sorry,no information on walking groups. I would check at the welcoming centers in the Great Smokey parks.