Little River Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#4 of 9 in Scenic Drive in Tennessee
Scenic Drive · Tourist Spot
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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  • The entire winding length of Little River Road is one filled with beauty and memory making opportunities. The boulder strewn river running alongside much of the road sounds soothing and offers...  more »
  • This is a beautiful drive and easy to reach. The drive follows the river with several cascades along the way. It's winding roads surrounded by dense forest. Not a lot of stops along the way. Just a...  more »

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