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Little River Road

Sugarlands Visitor Center to Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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One Of The Top Twenty Drives In America

The nearly twenty mile drive from the NP Visitor's Center near Gatlinburg on US 441 towards Cades... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Robert V
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Ave Maria, Florida
Wonderful!

Little River rises in Sevier County inside the national park on the north slope of Clingmans Dome... read more

Reviewed 17 April 2018
Richa S
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Sugarlands Visitor Center to Cades Cove Loop Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The nearly twenty mile drive from the NP Visitor's Center near Gatlinburg on US 441 towards Cades Cove and Townsend, TN is a spectacular constant view of the Little River as it winds, splashes, crashes, and hurries along its path. Stop and safely walk along...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2018

Little River rises in Sevier County inside the national park on the north slope of Clingmans Dome. Meandering through the length of roads, it’s scenically breathtaking and picturesque. A must stop for some “photo ops!”

Thank Richa S
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

On our March visit to the Smoky Mountains, we took the Little River Gorge Road, all the way to Elkmont, and appreciated that with the poor weather, it was almost devoid of traffic, though we did encounter just a bit, on the way out of...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018

A great drive from Sugarlands Visitor Center to Cades Cove. This road is full of twists, turns, nature, trees, rocks, and running water. We stopped and pulled over at several pull offs along the way. We took a few pictures here and there. This is...More

4  Thank sgpjroh
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Reviewed 12 December 2017

The entire Smoky region is a thing of beauty. You should try to spend the day driving through and soaking in mother natures beauty and wonderment. Yes Yes and Yes.

Thank philcentraltexas
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

Between the excitement of Gatlinburg and the history of Cades Cove lies the road that connects them. This road is an attraction al by itself! If your a fan of twisty mountain roads with gorgeous scenery, then this is for you! Along the way you...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

It takes over and hour to get from Gatlinburg to Cades Cove but it is a stunning drive. The road follows the twists and turns of the Little River and it was as enjoyable as Cades Cove itself. Just make sure you give yourself enough...More

2  Thank TazFam
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Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Such a peaceful & scenic drive. Hearing the water rush by as you drive down this road, only in the smokies! Love it!

2  Thank generations7
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

Driving through the mountain and found this incredible place. Couldn't help but stop to hike a little and enjoy the view.

1  Thank pattieatwell
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Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This is the best way to get to Cades Cove and is a fun drive with lots to see and do. We saw a mother bear and her four cubs just after leaving Cades Carole on our way back to Gatlinburg. It's a beautiful trip...More

2  Thank Calef71
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Norman S
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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
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