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Asheville to Gatlinburg Scenic Route

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Asheville to Gatlinburg Scenic Route


Later on this month we are planning to drive from Asheville to Gatlinburg. Will be in no great hurry, so would prefer to take the most scenic route even if it is not the shortest/quickest.

Recommendations for things to see or do on the way would also be appreciated. Thanks.

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1. Re: Asheville to Gatlinburg Scenic Route

I would suggest the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville all the way to 441 just outside of Cherokee. Then take 441 down to Gatlinburg. See link below.


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2. Re: Asheville to Gatlinburg Scenic Route

We just did the route suggested by CoasterMeister last week, but included an additional loop road.

While you may be tempted to do the Balsam Mountain Loop of the Great Smoky Mountains NP (NC side), I would not suggest taking this very poor "primitive" road.

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