Little River Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#4 of 6 in Scenic Drive in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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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  • This is a pleasant drive on a winding road from the Sugarlands Visitor centre near Gatlinburg, following the Little River to Cades Cove. Its about eighteen miles from end to end and along the way you ...  more »
  • On the way from Gatlinburg to Cades Cove, I enjoyed a really relaxing and wonderful drive. Next to it was a clear Little River, and the well-paved path was silky.
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