Experiences – Road Trips

Civil War Trails

civil war trail website
civil war trail website

Sunny Side Trail: Early Country Trail

Sunny Side Trail Tennessee
Sunny Side Trail Tennessee

FEATURED ROAD TRIPS, SCENIC BYWAY  & TRAIL EXPERIENCES

East Tennessee is a beautiful place to take a drive, with its rolling hills, lush forests, and winding rivers. Here are a few of the most scenic drives in the region:

  • The Tail of the Dragon: This 11-mile stretch of US 129 is known for its 318 curves, making it a popular destination for motorcycle enthusiasts. The road winds through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, offering stunning views of the mountains and forests. WARNING: If you are not comfortable with tight, hair pin mountain turns this trail may not be for you.
  • Cades Cove Loop Road: This 11-mile loop road is one of the most popular drives in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The road passes through a valley filled with historic buildings, churches, and a working gristmill. There are also plenty of opportunities to see wildlife, including deer, bears, and elk.
  • Cherohala Skyway: This 42-mile road is a National Scenic Byway that connects the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with the Nantahala National Forest. The road offers stunning views of the mountains, forests, and rivers. There are also several overlooks where you can stop and take pictures.
  • Roan Mountain: This mountain is located in the Cherokee National Forest and is known for its rhododendron blooms in the spring. The drive to the top of the mountain offers stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forests.
  • Ocoee Scenic Byway: This 20-mile road follows the Ocoee River through the Cherokee National Forest. The road is popular for fishing, swimming, and white-water rafting. There are also several overlooks where you can stop and take pictures of the river and mountains.
  • In addition to these great scenic drives make sure you also explore the list below of unique one-of-a-kind drives in east Tennessee: Civil War Trail, Quilt Trail, Sunny Side Trail, White Lighting Trail, Rocky Top Trail, Tanasi Trail, Top Secret Trail.

These are just a few of the many scenic drives in East Tennessee. With its beautiful scenery and winding roads, East Tennessee is a great place to take a drive.

The Quilt Trail

appalachian quilt trail website link
appalachian quilt trail website link

White Lightning Trail: Thunder Road to Rebels

White Lightning Trail Tennessee Byways
White Lightning Trail Tennessee Byways

Rocky Top Trail: Smoky Peaks to Crafts and Creeks

Rocky Top Trail Tennessee Trails & Byways
Rocky Top Trail Tennessee Trails & Byways

Tanasi Trail: Rapids to Railroads

Tanasi Trail Tennessee Trails & Byways
Tanasi Trail Tennessee Trails & Byways

Top Secret Trail: Proton Beams to Utopian Dreams

Top Secret Trail Tennessee Trails & Byways
Top Secret Trail Tennessee Trails & Byways

Tennessee Music Pathways

Tennessee Music Pathways

Featured Road Trip Destinations

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EXPERIENCES IN EAST TENNESSEE

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