Explore the most popular Scenic Driving trails in United States with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Fun trails. Lots of scenic views. Saw two herds of elk, lots of bear scat, a beaver dam and beautiful hiking along game trails. Great places to picnic and/or cool off in the creeks hunting for agates. The main roads can be navigated by car but there a lot of sharp rocks that can pierce sidewalls and even some challenging areas for those more adventurous. We went two days in a row this week and will back again next week. Safe travels!

Very nice drive and heading south bonus temperature dropped about 20 degrees F from finishing Peregrine Peak.

scenic driving
1 day ago

Drive out to Grafton ghost town. Would be incredibly boring hike. Just gravel road, flat, no real hike involved. Pretty scenery on the way but nothing I’d really go out of the way for hiking it. But drive to Grafton, go in the houses, explore a bit. It’s neat and great history. Watch out for large fire ants. My dog got bit and now she won’t walk on that foot. Very sad.

Beautiful views & well paved for a motor trail

scenic driving
3 days ago

Black bears and mountains.

Beautiful drive with many options to stop and enjoy the views. We got some great pictures.

scenic driving
3 days ago

Went for our first time 3 days ago. Was crowded but enjoyable. The last mile or so was horrendous and believe they should do more about people stopping on the road. Took two hours to get from Cades Cove to Gatlinburg. The scenes were beautiful and we saw 4 bears. I loved it. Just think a little more can be done about traffic.

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muddy
no shade
rocky
3 days ago

This was a fun scenic view, a nice location if you want to just go for a drive. There’s an entrance fee which is I think ( don’t quote me on this) $15 but they offer a year round entrance to most state parks too. With 12 miles it comes with 12 different hiking trails. Have fun and roll down the window.

hiking
bugs
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

scenic driving
4 days ago

Moderate hike to some nice Pictographs. Lots of social trails to choose from so following the route get a little harder to stay on.

Road opened last week. Nice Scenic drive

One of my favorite drive that goes past Red Canyon and thru a couple of tunnels.

scenic driving
4 days ago

Lots of variety on this scenic drive from slick rock to tree studded mountains. Hog's back is amazing

We could not find the trail head based on the app info. We stopped at the place that was designated but it was an auto body shop and they said several people go there looking for the trail! Very disappointed

hiking
fee
rocky
scramble
4 days ago

Great little hike. You can follow the trail or there are a few bouldering side options along the trail. Water is mostly dried up now but there are a few spots with some trapped water. Shade and sunny mixed along the trail. The further you go up the trail the more water you’ll find. Open but busy on weekends.

Was expecting a bigger cave system, but when we found it it was pretty cool being inside and peering upwards. Easy hike to the cave.

epec drive done it a few times already , beautiful views

I was pleasantly surprised they were able to make this feel like the world’s longest continuous country road. I had expected to drive through a few Unincorporated towns along the way, perforating the rhythm of the drive. That wasn’t the case. This was 170+ miles of contiguous green: forests and meadows and glens for hours. Loved it! Other hikes I enjoyed along the way: • Jackson Falls is a crowd favorite, but that’s kind of the problem. On sunny weekends, the falls will be jam-packed with noisy families using this area as a free water park; nevertheless, it’s still beautiful. • Devil’s Backbone was a really neat hike. Very few people on this one. There’s a pretty little creek running through the hollow near the half-way point. • Consider visiting Fall Hollow Falls instead of Jackson Falls. In my opinion, it’s a much nicer area with more impressive waterfalls (plural). • Rock Spring Trail in Alabama is a lovely little 15-minute trail around a natural spring. The diversity of wildlife this area supports is impressive. I watched a beaver scuttling all over the pond as she gathered materials for dam maintenance.

on Coast Road

ohv/off road driving
5 days ago

Great scenic drive all the way through!!

ohv/off road driving
5 days ago

The bridge over the Hells Backbone is something else. Pretty drive after but not as interesting.

We only drove a portion of this Byway this trip but I've driven the entire length quite a few year ago before GPS was available.

scenic driving
5 days ago

Lots of variety on this scenic drive from slick rock to tree studded mountains. Hog's back is amazing

scenic driving
5 days ago

We drove this backwards from the default route traveling from Bullfrog to Highway 24. The Road was much better that I hoped but I was in a 4 wheel drive jeep and not a passenger car. We hoped to miss the Memorial Day crowds and camp at Cedar Mesa campground but was disappointment to find that all of the 5 campsites were taken at 4pm. Then we got a flat tire driving out which must have happen in the Cedar Mesa Campground. Probably from some discarded broken glass since it was more that just a small hole. Bit a bad lick that we would have avoided it we hadn't check out the campground. Thank goodness for a full size spare tire.

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