Parson's Branch | Tennessee Vacation

Parson's Branch

U.S. Highway 129
Gatlinburg, TN 37738

Parson's Branch brings you out onto US129 at mile marker four on the Dragon. We do not recommend this route for the average cruiser rider or sports cars. Experienced riders could make it on any type of bike and even family cars would have no problem. Remember it is one-way and once you are on it there is no turning back. Parson Branch Road is closed in the winter, November 16 to May 15. It is also closed at dark during the other months. Backcountry camping is allowed by permit only. On Parson Branch Road the elevation begins at 1929 feet, climbs to 2786 at mile 3.3 crossing Hannah Mountain, and then descends to 1360 at US129.

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