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It gets you out of the Cade’s cove crowds but is boring. It’s basically a drive through the woods on a gravel road. There is one admittedly beautiful lookout over the Cove at the beginning of the drive, but it is one way so you...More
This road is unimproved and dusty but very quiet. Some say the views are wonderful but I only saw one spot on the way down with a view. If you want a quiet drive back down this is the way but it takes a while...More
Used this road as an exit from the Cade’s Cove traffic jam. It’s an unpaved road through the mountain that brings you out in Townsend. The sign says it’s 12 miles, but only about 7-8 miles is unpaved. You do not need 4 wheel drive...More
The road is in great shape and it is a nice drive. Just not a lot to "see". With leaves off it is sure to provide some nice views. Combine the trip over with a stop at Tuckaleechee Caverns (just a mile or 2 from...More
Found this great road after leaving Cades cove.This is a great scenic road and it is not heavily traveled so you can slow down to enjoy the views and take pictures. I would love to see the view from this road in the Fall.
Fun drive out of crowded Cade's Cove. There was so little traffic on this road that often we would just stop in the middle of the road to take pictures. We saw only 2 other cars for the whole 12 miles. It was a very...More
We drove by and stopped for some amazing pictures. This is a very scenic area and a must see when you are in the area. We were surprised that the traffic was not heavy when we stopped for some awesome pictures. Loved this area.
We enjoyed driving the Rich Mountain road on our way out of Cades Cove. It is a well maintained, one way gravel road that winds its way into Townsend over Rich Mountain. We encountered only two other vehicles on our trip, one of them being...More
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I do not remember being fearful of any drop offs while driving on this road. You can hug the middle of the road or whatever side of the road you want to since it's one way. It was a gorgeous drive in the fall. If I remember... More
I do not remember being fearful of any drop offs while driving on this road. You can hug the middle of the road or whatever side of the road you want to since it's one way. It was a gorgeous drive in the fall. If I remember right you work your way up the mountain and then begin a descent into the town of Townsend. It's a very gradual ascent as well as descent. I hope this helps.