Little River Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • Beautiful drive! The drive along the river was absolutely beautiful, it had just stormed earlier in the morning and we got there about 2:00. The river was high & rushing! Great spots to pull off to...  more »
  • What beauty- Nature at it's best! The drive is so beautiful, it takes some time even during the weekdays but just relax and enjoy what nature has to offer. Pull over in one of the many pull-offs to...  more »
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