Cades Cove Run + ADD NEW ROUTE
16 in Tennessee Tennessee31 Miles
on January 1, 2004
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You'll find this route in the western part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. To get to Cades Cove Road, you'll need to start in the main entrance to the park which is near Gatlinburg Tennessee on US 441. Head into the park on US 441 and after only a mile or two, look for the signs for Cades Cove. Just follow the signs from there on out and get ready for Cades Cove Loop which is an 11 mile one way loop that takes a few hours to get through on account of the traffic density.
This is one of the most beautiful rides I know of. It's 27 miles in and 27 out. This ride follows a river and has scenery that will take your breath away.
Update provided by Miller5573 on 5/30/12: ""
This two-lane road is nothing but mountains and river. Cades Cove is in a National park so the road is very well maintained. It basically follows the contour of the river so it's exciting as it twists and turns. There are rock overhangs and a couple of small bridges. However, take is at a reasonable pace so you wont miss the natural beauty.
Note: Please keep the speed to something reasonable. Running 110 in a 45 gives us all a bad name and spoils the fun for everybody.
Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg Tennessee are right at the entrance to this natural area. However, once you get in there are no amenities. So fill up immediately before taking this ride.
Update provided by Miller5573 on 5/30/12: "The is a winding two lane highway that traverses rolling hills with trees on both sides and some trailheads for nature walks (hikes). A mouton stream follows alongside a good portion of the road. The road ends in Cades Cove, a secluded, primitive community located in a beautiful valley within the Great Smokey Mtns. There is an eleven mile, one way, loop road that takes you around the perimeter of the valley with abundant wildlife viewings possible, mostly bear, deer, and wild turkey. An absolutely gorgeous place in the Spring and Fall."
Update provided by Miller5573 on 5/30/12: "Many hiking trails, camping in Cades Cove. No restaurants however there is a general store by the campgrounds that has cold sandwiches and snack food including ice cream."
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