The Roads of Great Smoky Mountains

The park area is covered by a large number of roads, 384 miles of them in all. The roads in the heavily visited areas are mostly paved, while the rest are gravel but usually maintained in excellent shape and suitable for cars. The major north/south route is the Newfound Gap Road, the portion of US-441 within the park. It connects the gateway towns of Gatlinburg, Tennessee and Cherokee, North Carolina. The combination of Little River Road and Laurel Creek Road run east/west between Newfound Gap Road and the immensely popular Cades Cove. A multitude of other short roads lead into the Big Creek, Deep Creek, Cosby, Cataloochee Cove, Balsam Mountain, Look Rock, and Abrams Creek areas.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Scenic Drives Locator Map
(click map to open very large locator map of the sections below)


Cable Mill in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Cades Cove Loop Road

Color
Orange
Start
Mile 0 - Laurel Creek Road
End
Mile 10.2 - Cades Cove Campground
Laurel Creek in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Laurel Creek Road

Color
Green
Start
Mile 0 - Townsend Wye
End
Mile 7.7 - Cades Cove
Laurel Falls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Little River Road

Color
Yellow
Start
Mile 0 - Newfound Gap Road
End
Mile 17.5 - Townsend Wye
Mingus Mill in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Newfound Gap Road Part 1

Color
Red
Start
Mile 0 - Cherokee Entrance
End
Mile 16.8 - Clingman's Dome Road
Newfound Gap in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Newfound Gap Road Part 2

Color
Blue
Start
Mile 16.9 - Clingman's Dome Road
End
Mile 31.6 - Gatlinburg Entrance


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