Balsam Mountain Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

3.7
#7 of 7 in Scenic Drive in Tennessee
Balsam Mountain Road is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Planning Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip won't be overwheling when you use's Insprock itinerary maker.
map
Create an itinerary including Balsam Mountain Road
Balsam Mountain Road Reviews
Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.0
24 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • If you are up for a somewhat off road adventure, this is for you! This primitive road took about an hour to follow. We saw waterfalls and smaller wildlife (birds, chipmunks, and squirrels) on our way ...  more »
  • A local friend told me about the Balsam Mountain area and the drive. She was right. There was no one around. The drive is a long one, but it's well worth it. It's very peaceful and enjoyable. You driv...  more »
  • We loved driving on this road.very beautiful scenery and very peaceful.we drove a jeep but a car would have been fine.saw two other autos. Parked no people.all in all a very good morning  more »

Plan your trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Plans in Great Smoky Mountains National Park by other users

20 days in United States BY A USER FROM PHILIPPINES May, historic sites, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 43 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: November, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 27 days in United States BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 36 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, popular PREFERENCES: May ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in United States BY A USER FROM NEW ZEALAND August, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: August, kids, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 32 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 33 days in United States & Canada BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA November, culture, outdoors, historic sites, popular PREFERENCES: November, culture, outdoors, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 35 days in United States BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 20 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: June, teens, outdoors, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 7 days in Tennessee & Virginia Beach BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife, popular PREFERENCES: March, outdoors, beaches, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans