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Address: Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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I love the views from The Foothills Pkwy

I always like driving the Foothills Parkway. There is several different pull offs on both sides of the road. The valley views are beautiful and so are the mountain views. This... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 21, 2015
Goldrushjunkie
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015 NEW

I always like driving the Foothills Parkway. There is several different pull offs on both sides of the road. The valley views are beautiful and so are the mountain views. This road is not steep or very curvy. You can also get to Look Rock from the Pkwy. Well worth the drive. If you stay on Foothills you will end... More 

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Danville
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

My husband and I drove the Foothills Parkway on the first Saturday in March. It was beautiful, great views of the mountains. There were plenty of pull offs to stop and enjoy the scenery. We went to the observatory at Look Rock, you couldn't climb to the top because it was closed but still a beautiful view.

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Mechanicsville, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

Take the short walk to the look rock tower its an easy paved walk up the mountain.Well worth is the views are awesome

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Ashebo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014 via mobile

What happened to the big rock that people sign when u get to the first overlook ?? Just came off the mt and it wasn't there .. Why would u move such a big rock ?? Just wondering ??

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Very nice access to take sunrise AND moonrise pictures. Several areas where you can pull off and after a rain you really see the "smoky" efffect!!

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Love the scenic views... Was closed when we were leaving due to snow, so we took another route... Hope they're never closed again when we are up

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Grand Rapids
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Loved this drive during the fall, beautiful colors. This is great with small kids cause they can hang out in the car or get out. The only thing which isn't a big deal, wish there was a sign letting drivers know, if you don't want to get on the highway, turn around now.

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Nashville, United States
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23 reviews 23 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This is a great place either for sunrise or sunset views as there are overlooks on both sides of the parkway

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Townsend, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Right off Hwy 321 you will find the Foothills Parkway. There are many strategically placed lookouts to stop, stretch and enjoy the wonderful views. We take picnics at times and just wait for the amazing sun setting behind the mountains. And if you are an early bird, catch the sunrise.

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Atlanta, Ga.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Foot Hills Parkway is another 'secret' in the Smokey Mountain National Park. From either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge drive to Townsend and then from Townsend drive west to Walland. In the vicinity of Walland you'll find the entrance to the Foot Hills Parkway. The Foot Hills Parkway is a beautiful drive (reminiscent of the Blue Ridge Parkway) with spectacular views... More 

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