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  • Linda Reece

The Foothills Parkway is a Must See!

Looking for a beautiful scenic drive? The Foothills Parkway is for you! We took a beautiful drive in April of last year. It was a sight! We pulled over several times to take pictures and enjoy the view. Perfect for a picnic lunch and a relaxing day.

View from the Foothills Parkway in TN

The Foothills Parkway consists of a 33 miles connecting US 129 and US 321 in Tennessee. This scenic drive through US Forest Service lands offers a number of fabulous views of east Tennessee all the way to the Cumberland Mountains some 50 miles to the west and the Great Smoky Mountains to the east.

View from the Foothills Parkway in TN

The route has minimal traffic compared to other Smoky Mountain highways and provides an easy, scenic connection for tourists between the Tail of the Dragon and Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. The Foothills is included in the Smoky Mountain Loop tour.

There is a northern section of the Foothills that is 5.6 miles and connects I-40 with Cosby.

Eventually another planned section of 33.5 miles will connect all of the Foothill Parkway sections.


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