East Lamar Alexander Parkway Trail

EASY 7 reviews

East Lamar Alexander Parkway Trail is a 10.3 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Townsend, Tennessee that features a river and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.

10.3 miles
282 feet



mountain biking

road biking

scenic driving

trail running




wild flowers

city walk

historic site

road biking
5 hours ago

three stars only bc there is alot of driveway and store crossings. its great for biking and walking. super easy on the river side. the other side has a few hills that take your breath away but my kids 12 and 7 did great on them. Also had the kid trailer on our bikes and had no issues. would recommend bring your lock and wallet and check out the stores and eat at the apple valley restaurant very good, but worth the price. all in all great 10 mile ride..

1 month ago

Good local walking trail -especially in the off-season when traffic isn't so heavy.

scenic driving
1 month ago

My review is from the prespective of an amateaur landscape photographer.

I completed this "hike" as a scenic drive. Since I live in Maryville, TN I've probably done this trip well over 30 times. It's a nice drive and fairly scenic, but it's just not the same caliber experience as other nearby scenic drives. If you want a "backdoor" to the GSMNP and want to avoid the craziness that is Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, then take this route.

If you are looking for a scenic drive and photographic opportunities, your time would be better spent on the nearby Foothills Parkway, Newfound Gap (441), Little River Road, Cades Cove Loop Rd, or the superb Blue Ridge Parkway.

road biking
9 months ago

South side features rolling hills and an interesting line. The north side had a lot of uneven driveway sections that made for a bumpy ride!

road biking
10 months ago

This is a Loop Greenway that goes up one side of Lamar Alexander Parkway and back down the other with underpasses in 3 spots and many side road crossings not very crowed with views of the Smoky MT. in the distance coming back down the other side has some river access.

5 months ago