Foothills Parkway is a magnificent Scenic Parkway on the outskirts of Smokey Mountain National Park. Foothills Parkway is a work in progress and is not fully completed yet. The Southwest Entrance is adjacent to the Chilhowee Lake and snakes through a National Forest around the Great Smoky Mountains National Park to Wears Valley.
The Parkway offers breathtaking panoramic views of the mountains in the area and there are many Overlooks that cars can pull over by and enjoy the views. While we were driving along we saw a black bear run across the road. It is worth it to try and include the Foothills Parkway in your route when in the area.
Posted: May 1 , 2023
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Southwest Entrance near Chilhowee Lake
Northeast Entrance: Off Route 321-Walland, TN
Eastern Entrance: Off Wears Valley Road in Wears Valley, TN
Hours: 24 hours