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Foothills Parkway

Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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Awesome Ride and View

What an Awesome Road - beautiful views of the mountains and just a perfect road for riding a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
1Macaw
via mobile
Nice Drive & Great Views!

Great for a scenic drive, especially in a sports car with the top down. We enjoy on every visit... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
katork
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Grayson, Georgia
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good18%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“the dragon” (50 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (43 reviews)
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Between Chilhowee Lake and Townsend., Townsend, TN
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"the dragon"
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"observation tower"
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"scenic overlooks"
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"easy drive"
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"fontana dam"
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"scenic route"
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"short hike"
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"leisurely drive"
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"sports cars"
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"motorcycle ride"
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"clingman's dome"
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"breathtaking views"
in 10 reviews
"both sides"
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"hiking trails"
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"the smoky mountains"
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What an Awesome Road - beautiful views of the mountains and just a perfect road for riding a motorcycle.

Thank 1Macaw
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great for a scenic drive, especially in a sports car with the top down. We enjoy on every visit. Roads are well maintained.

Thank katork
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great stretch of road to travel in the fall and winter. BEAUTIFUL scenery with the leaves changing colors and also after they have fallen. High suggest if you haven't done this before.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great day for a drive. The sun was shining and the views were fantastic! Love the mountains. Leisurely and relaxing afternoon!

Thank Margie C
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the most scenic drives in the Smokies! It has some beautiful views! We always enjoy traveling this road.

Thank chrislewis2016
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We arrived in Townsend around 4pm and I had wanted to do something after dinner to show my Daughter the Mountain Views. Instead of heading to the park we did the Foothill Parkway that night. We arrived about 6:45 and stopped at the various parking...More

1  Thank budbrlady
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

Chill out and enjoy this ride! Breathtaking views and not crowded. We drove from Townsend towards the Tail of the Dragon. Nice little drive especially in a sports car.

1  Thank TNorangeblood
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

This beautiful ride is a hidden gem, some locals are unaware of this drive. You can drive from Walland to Chilhowee Lake, pull over and look at the mountains on one side, on the other you can scan the cities of Maryville and Alcoa. Several...More

1  Thank C5481QJjudym
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Foothills Parkway has beautiful overlooks. We took the short hike up to the tower and were rewarded with a gorgeous view.

Thank rcjmn2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Best sunrise views! No crowd and very peaceful! We also heard the bear roar in the early hours while waiting for the sunrise. Nature at its best! Kids enjoyed the most!

Thank nithu420
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Suzanne E
10 April 2017|
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Response from tspooh02 | Reviewed this property |
There are a few motels in Townsend, TN, which is just minutes from the Parkway and minutes from the entrance to the National Park. We can also highly recommend renting a cabin with Dogwood Cabins in Townsend!
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Ronda B
8 March 2016|
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Response from SuzieQWaynesboroMs | Reviewed this property |
We usually do come in on the Townsend side depending on the time of day the traffic is much better. There is a sandwich shop /trinket shop to the left kind of in the middle of nowhere great food and clean restrooms. Its past... More
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dme12373
21 January 2015|
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Response from Gene H | Reviewed this property |
dme 12373, I think you will be good to go. Early Feb is one of the few times of the year there is much less traffic. The locals enjoy the "quiet.". Kind of surprised you are coming so early in the year. If you wait until... More
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