It’s officially fall in the Smokies, and one of our favorite things about the season is the truly stunning scenic drives the area around our cabins has to offer. In this blog we share three popular treks for you and your family to enjoy this autumn! So, buckle up, and let’s get rolling!
We begin our journey with the Gatlinburg Bypass. This 3.6-mile drive is a short, but gorgeous trip that climbs in elevation to the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook. Here, visitors can take in aerial views of the downtown portion of the city as it lays tucked among the reds, oranges, and yellows of majestic mountains in full fall swing.
Roaring Fork Motor Trail
If your vision of an ideal fall drive includes access to hikes, vintage cabins, and waterfalls, we suggest Roaring Fork. At just 5.5 miles, this one-way loop is packed with adventure! Whether it’s the walking Ogle Mountain Homestead tour, or the famous Place of a Thousand Drips falls, Roaring Fork has something to offer every traveler!
The last and mostscenic drive on our list is the Foothills Parkway featuring breathtaking views of both the Smoky Mountains and the Tennessee Valley. Access the newest section of the Foothills Parkway, a 16-mile portion called the “Missing Link,” from Wears Valley Road and enjoy multiple overlooks seemingly created for selfies. We can’t think of a better photo op in the Smokies!
While these are just a few of the many gorgeous drives found in or near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, each provides a unique, day trip adventure. Give us a call or visit our website today to reserve a cozy, comfortable “home base” from which your mountain journeys can launch!