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Little River Road
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Owner description: Scenic road through the Great Smokies.
Reviewed April 25, 2012

Loved seeing waterfalls in nature. Nice drive although kinda long, make a day of it.

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Reviewed April 23, 2012

This drive is beatiful as it follows a river most of the way. You also drive past many pullouts, almost the first stop as you go down this road is the parking area for the trail head for Laurel Falls. If you keep following this road it will take you to Cades Cove also plus several pinic areas and the Sinks. This road is pretty easy to drive but not made for big trucks or campers. The views along this road are very pretty. Got lots are great pictures just make sure you do the speed limit its not very fun if you cant relax and unwind a little

Thank tinkerbsb
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Reviewed November 13, 2011

This year I wanted to enjoy something more than great shows and shopping. Bought in the gift shop, "thing to do in the smokies", This was a great purchase. So we followed the directions and drove this route. Not able to hike, this drive allowed us the chance to see beautiful sites from our car. Narrow paved roads, no campers or dually trucks. A wonderful drive.

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Reviewed October 24, 2011

Little River Road in the Great Smokey Mountain National Park is a twisting, winding road along the Little River. The scenery is beautiful with all the leaves changing color in October!

1  Thank 1-Kountry-Traveler
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Reviewed February 16, 2010

My husband and I drove Little River Road during the summer of 2008. We drove the entire stretch from Sugarlands to Cades Cove in Townsend, TN. It think it took us a little over an hour to drive from one point to the other without stopping...well except to snap a photo or two of the wild turkeys that were crossing the roadway and some water photos. It is a nice scenic drive. You can see wildlife (like wild turkeys), the river running alongside the roadway, mountains and lots of greenery (in the summer). It is a nice peaceful drive, but after a while---it just felt kind of LONG. I guess part of it was that I anticipating arriving at Cades Cove. BUT, we decided NOT to drive back to Gatlinburg via Little River Road. Instead we took Wears Valley Rd to Pigeon Forge. Of the two routes, Little River Road is the PURE NATURE route since it does NOT have gas stations, restaurants or shops along it. My husband and I also drove Little River Rd from Sugarlands to Laurel Falls last summer (2009). It is a short drive from Sugarlands and worth the stop. However there is very little parking along side the road. There is parking on both sides of the roadway. I would suggest to be careful and keep at watchful eye for cars if you are crossing Little River Road on foot to get to the trail head. AND be sure to watch for pedestrians crossing the road in this area if you are driving Little River Road.

Overall, we had a nice ride on our trip from Sugarlands to Laurel Falls and Cades Cove. It is a nice SCENIC drive that will let your enjoy NATURE. There are at least a few areas along the way worth stopping to take a peek. I would suggest this route to Cades Cove if you want to avoid commercial businesses like gas stations, restaurants, tubing companies, antique shops and etc. It is a nice ride, but just remember--it can feel LONG.

5  Thank daisyferret1
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