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Scenic road through the Great Smokies.
Sugarlands Visitor Center to Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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All reviews scenic drive laurel falls sugarlands visitor center twists and turns cades cove elkmont campground great drive pull over speed limit enjoy the scenery metcalf bottoms picnic area small water experience nature take your time photo ops numerous places beautiful nature
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful drive. You will see some wildlife. The scenic drive is a wonderful way to see part of the park. The canopy of trees and the flowing creek are a beautiful accompaniment.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Meg B
Reviewed 18 December 2018

I love the twists and turns of Little River Road. It's an excellent place to see some of the rapids and waterfalls of the park without leaving your car. It's one of the best drives in the park. There are also some excellent hikes along...More

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

So many things to see along the road that follows Little River. The trees, leaves,wildlife and the great fishing. We spent hours today enjoying the fishing in the river.....it’s just amazing

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank S1849DHmichaelf
Reviewed 5 November 2018

It's located way on the Clingmans Dome, Beautiful road but lots of traffic on weekends. It took us 3 hours to reach through this road.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank Vivek P
Reviewed 3 November 2018

My husband and I visited the great smoky mountain national part from Oct 29 to Nov 1 2018. The Little River Road was in full colors -red, yellow, orange and green. A fantastic view all along the road. We pulled off the road in many...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Yan W
Reviewed 30 October 2018

Beautiful drive with lots of places to pull of and to enjoy the scenery. Not real busy but VERY BEAUTIFUL. Take it on the trip to CADES COVE. Return trip using Hy 321.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 25 September 2018

This river will capture your interest and not let it go. The rapids and quiet pools are what artists paint. There are pull over spots along the course to allow close-up viewing and see some kayaks go by. Great drive.

Date of experience: September 2018
5  Thank Paul C
Reviewed 9 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...

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Danijbear
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Marc O
Reviewed 4 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.

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank KBBOKIE
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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