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Upper Tremont Road in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Address: Tremont Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Great waterfalls close to the road

So many easy access pull-offs on this road for taking your time to photograph or otherwise enjoy the scenes. Really enjoyed taking our time to try various lenses, shutter speeds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
MRbluegill
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Kentucky
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Chicago, Illinois
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545 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 285 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did this scenic drive on a Sunday morning in late April. Since we didn't have a 4WD car, we found the gravel road not so pleasant for driving. We ended up walking to Spruce Flat Falls. The scenery was very pretty, and the walk was peaceful. We saw only a handful of people around 9am. This is a nice... More 

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Kentucky
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259 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So many easy access pull-offs on this road for taking your time to photograph or otherwise enjoy the scenes. Really enjoyed taking our time to try various lenses, shutter speeds and angles

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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
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254 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been coming to the Smokies since I was a child and just found this road last year. We made our second visit this year and it's as lovely as I remember. Quiet, scenic, small waterfalls all along the river, many pullouts - just lovely. Park at the end of the road and walk as little or as much as... More 

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Thank Sharon K
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156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017

Lots of water features along the way...including one nice fall at the end of the road...just cross the bridge and take the well marked trail to the left (Lynn Camp Prong) and walk roughly a hundred yards. At the lower elevation (before the Tremont institute) there are also several nice swimming holes.

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Cookeville, Tennessee
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500 reviews
247 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Why we had never taken this drive until now is a mystery to me. However, we have now found our favorite place in the park. Breathe taking beauty!!! Already planning our next visit.

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Thank judy177
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36 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We stopped at the Visitors Center in Townsend and the park ranger recommended this for our smallest family member. Plenty of pull offs by the creek to play in, and the hiking trail at the end of the road was great for kids. There isn't any particular area you end up at, just hike as little or as much as... More 

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Westland
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Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

We packed a picnic lunch and took the drive up along the stream. Most of the trip up is gravel road so it gets dusty at times. We went on a Saturday and the parking area at the end was about 1/2 full. Most people were hiking on the trails. A nice small stream and a couple of big rocks... More 

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

This was like a well kept secret. There weren't very many people on the road or the Middle Prong Trail which is odd since its so close to Cade's Cove - its a nice "combo package". At the "Y", once you head toward Cade's Cove, the turn for Tremont will be on your left. Its about 2 miles to the... More 

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Lake City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

We found a beautiful swimming hole at a little water fall to hang out for a while. Then we went on to the roads end and took the trail along the creek. Amazing waterfalls and views. We highly recommend.

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Argyle, Texas
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Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Love, love, love this area! It has our favorite waterfall hike at Spruce Flatts. This is a more difficult hike, but totally worth it. Then keep driving down the road next to the river to Middle Prong Trail, and walk to beautiful cascades. This is a really easy, wide trail that anyone can hike and see gorgeous views of the... More 

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