6 Best Scenic Drives in the Smoky Mountains


Why Visit the Smoky Mountains? The Smoky Mountains are a natural wonder that offer stunning views, diverse wildlife, and rich history.

This 31-mile road crosses the park from north to south, offering spectacular views of the mountains and valleys.

Newfound Gap Road


This 7-mile road leads to the highest point in the park, the summit of Clingmans Dome.

Clingmans Dome Road


This 5.5-mile loop road takes you through a lush forest with cascading streams and historic buildings.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail


This 11-mile loop road is one of the most popular scenic drives in the park. You can see wildlife.

Cades Cove Loop Road


This 72-mile road runs along the northern boundary of the park, offering scenic views of the Smokies and the Tennessee Valley.

Little River Road


This 12-mile one-way road is a less crowded alternative to Cades Cove Loop Road. You can enjoy views of Cades Cove.

Rich Mountain Road


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