Great Smoky Mountains National Park - EAST

A loop ride around the east side of Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Distance: 115 miles

Ride Time: 4-6 hours

START: Maggie Valley

  • Follow US 19 - Soco Road west and climb to the Blue Ridge Parkway

7.4 Miles

  • Get on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Soco Gap. Follow the Blue Ridge Parkway towards Cherokee for 13.5 miles.

20.9 Miles

  • Turn right onto US 441 - Newfound Gap Road and cross Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Follow into Gatlinburg.

52.8 Miles

  • Veer right onto US 321 - East Parkway Road. Ride along the north border of the park to US 321 at Cosby. 

70.9 miles

  • Turn left onto US 321 - Cosby Road and ride north to the Foothills Parkway entrance.

72.7 Miles

  • Cruise the Foothills Parkway

78.3 Miles

  • Leave the Foothills Parkway and ride south on I-40 

107.6 Miles

  • Exit I-40 @ Exit 20 onto US 276 and ride to US 19 - Soco Road

113.28 Miles

  • Veer left onto US 19 - Soco road to complete the loop

114.2 Miles

END: Maggie Valley

START: Maggie Valley

Ride: Maggie Valley to Gatlinburg

Ride: Gatlinburg to Maggie Valley

END: Maggie Valley


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    Link Details

    1110 Soco Road
    Maggie Valley, NC 28751

    (800) 334-9036 

    Printed maps of all the great roads surrounding the Smoky Mountains can be purchased at the Haywood Visitor Center in Maggie Valley, North Carolina

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