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Little River Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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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  • Pre-Christmas week my wife & I drove this 18 mile stretch of highway that runs between Gatlinburg & Townsend. Beginning at the Sugarlands Visitor Center we also made stops along the way at Laurel... 
    Pre-Christmas week my wife & I drove this 18 mile stretch of highway that runs between Gatlinburg & Townsend. Beginning at the Sugarlands Visitor Center we also made stops along the way at Laurel...  more »
  • Little River Road is a relaxing adventure ubique to its own. The winding road follows the course of the river and the sounds of nature and rushing water are mesmerizing. 
    Little River Road is a relaxing adventure ubique to its own. The winding road follows the course of the river and the sounds of nature and rushing water are mesmerizing.  more »
  • As with everywhere in the smokies, it was a great drive. We saw turkeys and a bald eagle along the drive. Worth taking the time to visit. 
    As with everywhere in the smokies, it was a great drive. We saw turkeys and a bald eagle along the drive. Worth taking the time to visit.  more »

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