Little River Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#5 of 13 in Scenic Drive in Tennessee
Passing a series of small waterfalls, Little River Road twists and turns along the riverbank offering great photographic opportunities. This scenic mountain road stretches for 29 km (18 mi) connecting the visitor's center near Gatlinburg with Cades Cove. Take advantage of the low speed limit to slow down and soak in the views or pull over and snap a few pictures, hike, picnic, fish, or swim. Note that the cliff face gets very close to the road in some portions, so drive carefully, especially if you own an RV or a larger vehicle. To visit Little River Road on your trip to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, use our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary maker website .
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  • The Little River Road is essentially required driving to get from Sugarlands Visitor Center to Cades Cove or other destinations along this route. Luckily it is a beautiful scenic drive with numerous p...  more »
  • Cades Cove is a very nice place to see some wildlife and get some amazing photos, but the road from Gatlinburg can be equally as rewarding if you slow down and pay attention. You will spend your drive...  more »
  • My wife and I took this road trip on Friday. If you have never driven this 18 mile road that gently winds between Gatlinburg and Townsend you are really missing out. Not only does Little River Road pr...  more »
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