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Review of Little River Road

Little River Road
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Owner description: Scenic road through the Great Smokies.
Reviewed January 7, 2014

Slow down as the road is pretty curvy, but you will also miss stuff. Follow along the river and park at the many pull offs and just enjoy the scenery. If you're lucky enough to find yourself here in the fall, you will never forget it.

1  Thank russd66
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Reviewed November 24, 2013

Enjoy the views and the wildlife , We did see a lot of bear on this scenic drive. Winding road made for my Wrangler and the top down! Careful with the other cars coming in the opposite direction , especially with your side mirrors. Stop, get out take pictures and just enjoy nature!!

1  Thank cubanbucky
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Reviewed October 29, 2013

Take this drive to wind yourself through the mountain valleys and alongside winding creeks. Just be sure to stick close to your side berm as you go around the hairpin curves. We encountered way too many cars coming from the opposite direction who were drifting far to the center. Thought we'd lose our side mirror a time or two. The road really isn't difficult to drive, and if you have two drivers, each can take a turn so everyone gets time to see the sights. There are several areas along the way with really beautiful falls created by the surging water headed downstream over a series of boulders.

1  Thank OhioTravelers9663
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

I've driven Little River Road many times. It's one of my favorite drives in GSMNP, and we were looking forward to a leisurely day of driving, stopping, walking, photographing, and enjoying the sites and sounds of the river on our latest visit to the park. Then came October 1 and the government shutdown. We scrambled to find other ideas since our hikes in the national park were no longer an option and our favorite road was closed. Thanks to posts on the Trip Advisor forum, we found out that foot traffic WAS being allowed on the road, even though it was closed to vehicular traffic.

We got to spend a day walking this beautiful road with no vehicles (we saw only 4 park rangers while we were out) and few other people. Having the road to ourselves without fear of passing cars or impatient drivers meant we could explore the nooks and crannies that you don't see from a car. We found some great cascades and were able to scramble up the hillside for more exploring. We had our lunch sitting on a huge boulder riverside. Found a couple of places with stairs leading down to the river. It was an amazing experience, and I'm thankful for the rare opportunity to take a walk down Little River Road.

1  Thank nsudemons97
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

This road follows the river, which provides stunning scenery. The sun was out on our drive down towards Cades Cove Loop Road, but the landscape was still as awe inspiring on the return trip in the late afternoon when it was a little cloudy. Brilliant route to prepare you for the great trip which is Cades Cove Loop.

Thank Bridget C
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