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Foothills Parkway

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Address: Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN

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Relaxing and Beautiful Drive

Highly Recommend! We took a picnic and took our time. Came around a curve and a bear was crossing road up ahead! Do slow down though through Dragon's tail - lots of bikers... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Highly Recommend! We took a picnic and took our time. Came around a curve and a bear was crossing road up ahead! Do slow down though through Dragon's tail - lots of bikers. Beautiful!

Thank texlove2travel
Milan, TN
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We found the Foothills Parkway in the Jeep and it was a Beautiful Drive the views were really great.

1 Thank radfxr
Monticello, Kentucky
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22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We rode our motorcycles last fall and the scenery is absolutely gorgeous, this is a must travel rode especially if it is in the fall and the trees have changed color.

Thank Luvtogo67
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18 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We took the 17 mile Foothills Parkway from Townsend to Chilhowee. Wow. The multiple stops to see different views are well worth it. We went around 9 in the morning so we could see the mist above the valleys and it was stunning. be on the lookout for the the short trail to Look Tower. The signage was only visible... More 

Thank Nikki B
Tallahassee, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a very enjoyable drive with numerous overlooks, but not quite as dramatic as Newfound Gap or Blue Ridge Parkway. However, it is way less crowded. We did the 1/2 mile hike to the top of Look Rock. It's only 1/2 mile, but it's pretty steep. I believe it's only 18 miles long, so 1 to 2 hours should... More 

Thank Phil B
Hartsville, South Carolina
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25 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have traveled on two sections of The Foothills Parkway.The section at I-40 has the most amazing views, you must stop on each side of the road to take-in the different views. Oh and have those cameras ready.

Thank Nolen J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to drive the parkway to see the beautiful smokies. We love the drive and even saw a bear in a parking lot. Made the day even better

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

On our way back from rafting, we stopped and enjoyed what the Great Smoky Mountain National Park had to offer...unbelievable vistas!!! Definitely stop and take pics.

Thank Ratto4
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The foothills Parkway was started in 1944 and remains unfinished today. There are three areas of the road have been completed and opened for motor vehicles. One extremely long section of the road was completed except for a bridge in the middle leaving the section of the road closed but is a favorite with bicyclist and hikers. That section commonly... More 

Thank ga2rwayne
Townsend, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Foot Hills Parkway is a very beautiful place and not many people ever venture out to see the views. We hiked up to the tower at Look Rock. I would encourage anyone going to the Great Smoky Mountains to check the Foothills Parkway out.

Thank Carol T

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