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Newfound Gap Road
Great Smoky Mountains - Newfound Gap Road
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Activity Type Creek Access, Scenic Drive
Features Scenic, Wildlife
Recommended Age 0-2 yr, 3-5 yr, 6-8 yr, 9-12 yr, 13+ yr
Family Activity Cost* Free
Duration 1/2 day
  • 31 miles of stunning scenic drive with many pull-off areas.

  • At an elevation of 5,046 ft, this is the only road that goes through the park.

  • You can start from Gatlinburg, Tennessee or Cherokee, North Carolina

  • A trip over the Newfound Gap Road is compared to a drive from Georgia to Maine, as travelers climb approximately 3,000 feet, ascending through cove hardwood, pine-oak, and northern hardwood forest to attain the evergreen spruce-fir forest at Newfound Gap.

  • Temperatures at the gap may be 10° F. or more cooler than in the lowland.

  • Many short walks that lead to waterfalls and the forests, opportunities for kids to explore.

  • Many scenic pull-over spots are perfect for picnic lunch and photos.

  • You may see black bear, wild turkeys, elks and deer.

  • It is the only spot in the park where you can stand on both Tennesse and North Carolina

  • Chimney Tops trailhead [3.8 mi, 1487 ft climb] is located.

  • Ample parking along the road.

  • Address is of Sugarlands Visitor Center. Simply follow the road to North Carolina for the scenic drive.

  • *Estimate based on a family of 4 with 5, 8 yr. old kids for the least expensive activity offered.

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    Website Link 1420 Fighting Creek Gap Rd.
    Gatlinburg, TN 37882
    35.67624, -83.56532