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Great Smoky Mountains Scenic Drive: Maryville to Clingmans Dome

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Maryville, Tennessee

Great Smoky Mountains Scenic Drive: Maryville to Clingmans Dome is a 57.6 mile point-to-point trail located near Maryville, Tennessee that offers the chance to see wildlife and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for nature trips and scenic driving and is accessible year-round.

Length 57.6 mi Elevation gain 7,867 ft Route type Point to Point
Kid friendly Nature trips Scenic driving Forest Views Wildlife
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Richard Lenyo
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Scenic driving
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Jon Harris
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Hiking

Coming from the Nashville area, this was a much more enjoyable drive than going through Pigeon Forge. Skipping all the shopping and tourist traps, we found multiple pull-offs alongside the creeks and rivers for the dogs to get out and grab a drink from the waters and stretch their legs while driving through the Smoky Mountain National Park. I can’t imagine coming in the other way. This also connects to the Gatlinburg bypass if you want to skip that traffic as well heading into NC. Great alternative.

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Jason Reiling
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Scenic driving

Nice drive but a little of that it goes all the way into Maryville. This is one of those duplicate trails that have become a nuisance. Drive the park. Leave the rest.

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Dee Bumpers
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Great views. Hike any distance you want. Hike to the tower has the best views

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Jason Reiling
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Scenic driving

One of my favorite stretches of road

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Alan Bourne
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Scenic driving

Beautiful ride through some amazing scenery

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Elena Tate
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Backpacking
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It was a few years ago but it was an unforgettable trip! Getting started, gearing up and dealing with permits is a pain, but once you get on the trail, it all comes together.

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Thristan Cecil
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Alec Howell
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Hiking
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Hannah Prather
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Joanne Barhite
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Lori Hisel
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James Brooks
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Jatin Rawat
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Derial Bivens
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Scenic driving