SMOKY MOUNTIANS LOOP

SMOKY MOUNTIANS LOOP

ROADKILL

PUBLISHED

Maggie Valley, NC

Road type: sweepers, twisties, scenic
Distance: 250 miles
Travel time: allow up to 8hrs

Google map: https://goo.gl/QNhBgs

Riders can access US 441 via the Blue Ridge Parkway from US 19 turn right towards Gatlinburg just a short distance you can stop in at the visitor center. Proceed to the New Found Gap parking area for a great view of the Smoky Mountains (restrooms are available) before continuing to Townsend TN – Townsend is a good place to stop and take a short break before continuing to the Foothills Parkway which leads to US129 where riders will continue to Vonore TN top off their tanks and take a lunch break – the Countryside Restaurant is highly recommended before continuing to Tellico Plains TN and the beginning of the Cherohala Skyway – no trip to the Cherohala is complete without a stop @ Bald River Falls – then return to the Skyway for the return trip to Maggie Valley – riders will need to stop and top off their tanks again in Robbinsville NC (Skyway Food Mart NC 143 & US 129)

1. Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley

Maggie Valley, NC, USA

Get Directions

Take US-19 towards Cherokee to the Blue Ridge Parkway

Distance: 4.5 miles
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2. BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY

Blue Ridge Parkway & Soco Road, Blue Ridge Parkway, Maggie Valley, NC 28751, USA

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3. US-441 N

US-441 N

Blue Ridge Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC 28719, USA

Get Directions

Turn left on the Blue Ridge Parkway and continue to US-441 N

Distance: 13.5 miles
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4. Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome

Clingmans Dome, Forneys Creek, NC 28713, USA

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5. NEWFOUND GAP

Newfound Gap

Newfound Gap, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Tennessee 37738, USA

Get Directions

Turn right onto US-441 N and continue to Newfound Gap parking area.

Distance: 16 miles
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6. OLD STATE HWY 73

OLD STATE HIGHWAY 73

Old State Highway 73 Scenic, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA

Get Directions

Continue on US-441 N to Old State Hwy 73
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7. BP STATION

BP STATION

7945 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882, USA

Get Directions

Turn left onto Old Stat Hwy 73 and continue to the BP station in Townsend TN
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8. FOOTHILLS PARKWAY

FOOTHILLS PARKWAY

Foothills Parkway Section 8G & East Lamar Alexander Parkway & Foothills Parkway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Walland, TN 37886, USA

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9. US-129 N

US-129 N

6623 Calderwood Highway, Tallassee, TN 37878, USA

Get Directions

Turn right onto US-129 N and continue to TN-72 W

Distance: 15 miles
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10. Dragon Pitt Inn & BBQ

Dragon Pitt Inn & BBQ

4407 Calderwood Hwy, Maryville, TN 37801, United States

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11. TN-72 W

TN-72 W

4401 Calderwood Highway, Maryville, TN 37801, USA

Get Directions

Turn left onto TN-72 W continue to US-411 turn left and continue to Countryside Restaurant in Vonore TN

Distance: 14 miles
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12. COUNTRYSIDE RESTAURANT

COUNTRYSIDE RESTAURANT

2021 Hwy 411, Vonore, TN 37885, USA

Get Directions

After lunch turn right on US411 N to the Shell station to top off before heading to the Cherohala Skyway on TN-360
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13. TN-360

TN-360

1000 Highway 411, Vonore, TN 37885, USA

Get Directions

Turn right onto TN-360S continue to TN- 165 (Cherohala Skyway)

Distance: 22 miles
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14. CHEROHALA SKYWAY

CHEROHALA SKYWAY

1350 Cherohala Skyway, Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains, TN 37385, USA

Get Directions

Turn right on the Cherohala Skyway and continue 4 miles to River Road.
Turn right and continue 6 miles to Bald River Falls

Distance: 10 miles
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15. BALD RIVER FALLS

BALD RIVER FALLS

River Road, Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains, TN 37385, USA

Get Directions

After your visit to Bald River Falls you will back track to the Cherohala Skyway

Distance: 6 miles

Be sure to take plenty of pictures and video
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16. TURKEY CREEK OVERLOOK

TURKEY CREEK OVERLOOK

Cherohala Skyway, Cherokee National Forest, Tellico Plains, TN 37385, USA

Get Directions

Turn right on the Cherohala and continue to the Turkey Creek Overlook to use the facilities if needed.

Distance: 17 miles
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17. SKYWAY FOOD MART

Skyway Food Mart

1037 Tapoca Rd, Robbinsville, NC, United States

Get Directions

When you cross the NC state line the road number will change to NC-143 continue to follow NC-143 to the Skyway Food Mart @ the intersection of US129 where you will need to top off for the return ride to Maggie Valley.

Distance: 36 miles

Maggie Valley
After topping off continue on NC-143 to NC-28 turn right to return to Maggie Valley.

Distance: 73 miles
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