my favorite stretch of road in the world. breathtaking views everywhere.

Love this trail. Made me want to get a bicycle.

Great drive through the Smokies

Good for an easy afternoon stroll.

Newfound Gap Road is a gateway to a variety of hiking adventures. From the hustle and bustle of downtown Gatlinburg to the remote areas away from crowds, there is something for everyone. We are sad to see Chimney Tops closed due to the fires, but enjoyed Clingman's Dome and the scenic drive. Our next excursion will be to do the Alum Cave hike to LeConte and to do the AT to Charlie's Bunion. The main vistas and short hikes with great views can get crowded, but there are many side trails to quiet streams too. Enjoy!

I love walking on the different sections of the Greenbelt. So many neat places along the way. Great place to walk, run, or bike, and see lots of nature.

road biking
10 months ago

We are on the greenway all over town all the time. They are great! They are all paved which makes it perfect for a bike ride, walking or jogging. There are restrooms and water fountains along the way and places to picnic. Just make sure you use your etiquette and announce when you come up to pass someone and don't fly around blind corners. There may be someone on the path. There have been people road biking using the greenway as if they are on the road. They go way too fast where people are walking and having a good time with their children.
Other than the road bikers, the greenways are great!

Favorite section of the Nat Park. Views are magnificent, as you are enclosed by vistas throughout. Parking lot can be jammed so get to the park early.

scenic driving
Monday, October 03, 2016

Up and over the Smokies...bisecting GSMNP with tremendous views, wonderful overlooks and amazing trails (including Chimney Tops, Alum Cave to Mount LeConte and the AT)!

walking
Saturday, June 04, 2016

Flat and crowded. Pretty for being hidden in the city, but just not my scene.

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Did this over a year ago. And other times in years past. It is always a great ride..

road biking
Sunday, September 06, 2015

Great greenwa,easy,there was a few people but had a great ride lots of shaded trail nice sights.

road biking
Sunday, August 30, 2015

Great easy ride

Beautiful drive!!

This trail/drive never gets old. We drive it several times a year making sure to go at least once during each season. It offers many pull overs to take in the views. Great photo opportunities!! It offers many trail heads for hiking. There is a pull over with plenty parking and restrooms half way through the drive.

walking
Sunday, August 03, 2014

Really nice paved trail, My 11 month old little girl had a blast seeing all the ducks.. There are plenty of water fountain's along the Greenway, very convenient.. Next time I will go the other way down the Alcoa Greenway..

scenic driving
Monday, June 16, 2014

One of the most scenic drives east of the Rockies. There are views all the way. What a great Father's Day diversion!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Nice city trail, but too many people for me!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Nice family trail. Also makes for a fantastic 'jog in the park'.

road biking
Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Biked this, just over 13 mi. round trip, beautiful ride! Parts were flooded this evening.

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