Newfound Gap Road: Gatlinburg to Cherokee

EASY 14 reviews

Newfound Gap Road: Gatlinburg to Cherokee is a 35.7 mile heavily trafficked point-to-point trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for road biking and scenic driving and is best used from April until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

35.7 miles
4,091 feet
Point to Point

dogs on leash

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

road biking

scenic driving




wild flowers


scenic driving
4 months ago

Always love the drive, whether spring or when open in the winter.

scenic driving
6 months ago

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

scenic driving
11 months ago

Great drive through the Smokies

scenic driving
Monday, August 07, 2017

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!

Monday, February 27, 2017

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)!

scenic driving
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

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

Sunday, June 07, 2015

Beautiful drive!!

Monday, October 27, 2014

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.

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!

10 months ago

scenic driving
Friday, July 07, 2017

Saturday, June 11, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016