Foothills Parkway is the perfect cruise for someone who just can't get enough of the Smoky Mountains. Accessed just outside of Townsend, the Foothills Parkway provides a beautiful, easily accessible route away from it all. Enjoy the picturesque vistas showcased throughout the way, and keep your eyes open for motorcyclists on their way to Deals Gap to challenge the Dragon. Foothills Parkway is the state’s oldest unfinished highway project, dating back to 1944. When completed, its 71 miles will run parallel to Tennessee’s boundary of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Enjoy beautiful mountain views to the south and the valley to the north.
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Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways
Three statewide and 16 regional trails run through your favorite Tennessee destinations. The best part is you can decide when and where you want to travel. Discover more »