June 26, 2018 - Photos - GRSM NP - Foothills Parkway Drive

Today's Travel Map
Round trip was a total of 60 miles.

We had just left the campground and the views started!!

We drove through Townsend, Tennessee.

The Foothills Parkway is part of  Great Smoky Mountain NP
and runs from Rt. 321 to Rt. 129.
Later this summer, the new extension to Wears Valley will open!!

There are pull-offs all along the parkway.

By the time we reach the Look Rock pull-off,
the clouds had lifted:o))

Today, we wanted to hike to the Look Rock Tower!!

We crossed the road and begin a lovely walk to the tower.

The view over Maryville, Tennessee!!

Looking towards the Smoky Mountains!!
What goes up... must come down;-)

Back on the Parkway, we saw bikes of all types.

When we reached Rt 129, 
we made a right and park along Lake Chilhowee.
If we had made a left, 
we could have driven "The Tail of The Dragon!!"

Instead, we took a break and enjoyed our view of  the lake.

Then it was time to head back the way we came.

Driving this direction we could see Look Rock Tower!!

Perfect Day...Beautiful Views!!

We found a shady spot for lunch;o))

Before heading home, we stopped at
The Dollar General with a VIEW!!!

By the time we got home, the storm clouds were brewing!!

Just after we got inside...the skies opened up!!!
Just another Smoky Mountain Day;o))


  1. Beautiful views from there. Glad the clouds lifted so you could see so well. I was actually shocked at the setting that Dollar General has. What a hoot! Back before the rain seems to be a theme we are both singing. Have you ever driven Tail of the Dragon? Bet that's where the motorcycles were going. Might be fun in a jeep.

    1. Never driven Tail of the Dragon and doubt it will ever be in my future!!! Too many crazy people trying to show off on that crazy drive:o(( There have been many deaths.

  2. We did that drive in our Jeep a few years ago -- it was fun!

  3. My motorcycle is itching to drive on the Tail of the Dragon. Hopefully, it brings me along! ;c)

  4. I know you should never said NEVER...but just don't see it in my future!!! I'll leave that fun to the rest of you:o))