Best Scenic Drives in Tennessee

This list represents the most popular scenic drives in Tennessee. Use this list to plan your next Tennessee scenic drives trip. Select a state and/or activity below to find even more top trails.

  • #1 Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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    Gatlinburg, TN

    This park is close to major population centers, but its lush greenery and pleasantly rounded peaks create a soothing aura of tranquility. And, of course, there is the famous “smoke” that seems ...
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    This park is close to major population centers, but its lush greenery and pleasantly rounded peaks create a soothing aura ...

  • #2 Overhill Skyway

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    Tellico Plains, TN

    A winding, 44-mile paved route through the southern Appalachian Mountains, through the ancestral territories of the Cherokee Indian nation. This route is also called the Cherohala Skyway. The ...
    •  44 miles
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    A winding, 44-mile paved route through the southern Appalachian Mountains, through the ancestral territories of the Cherokee ...

  • #3 Ocoee Scenic Byway

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    Ocoee, TN

    A 26-mile route past a lake and through the rock bluffs of the Ocoee River Gorge, with a side trip up Chilhowee Mountain. Ocoee Scenic Byway was the first designated national forest scenic byway ...
    •  26 miles
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    A 26-mile route past a lake and through the rock bluffs of the Ocoee River Gorge, with a side trip up Chilhowee Mountain. ...

  • #4 The Backbone Motorcycle Ride

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    Johnson City, TN

    This ride derives its name from the unusual geological formation through which this adventure will take you. Following two-lane roads that alternate between quiet stretches and wild hairpin turns, ...
    •  2.5 hours
    •  70.7 miles
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    This ride derives its name from the unusual geological formation through which this adventure will take you. Following two-lane ...

  • #5 Mount Rogers Scenic Byway Motorcycle Ride

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    Mountain City, TN

    The shadow of the highest peak in the state, this route rolls through southern Virginia on the Mt. Rogers Scenic Byway. While never climbing Mt. Rogers’s 5,729-ft. elevation, you’ll have the ...
    •  2 hours
    •  68 miles
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    The shadow of the highest peak in the state, this route rolls through southern Virginia on the Mt. Rogers Scenic Byway. While ...

  • #6 Greasy Creek Trail Motorcycle Ride

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    Ocoee, TN

    Don’t let the name of this ride fool you; there’s nothing “greasy” about it. The road will put you through your paces as the route twists its way through eastern Tennessee. With nice views of ...
    •  1 hour
    •  35 miles
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    Don’t let the name of this ride fool you; there’s nothing “greasy” about it. The road will put you through your paces as ...

  • #7 Ocoee River Run Motorcycle Ride

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    Ocoee, TN

    This tour is a great introduction to beautiful eastern Tennessee. You’ll enjoy the gently sweeping turns along Lake Ocoee and the Ocoee River. Scenery and activities are the best rationale for ...
    •  1 hour
    •  40 miles
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    This tour is a great introduction to beautiful eastern Tennessee. You’ll enjoy the gently sweeping turns along Lake Ocoee ...

  • #8 Mile High Motorcycle Ride

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    Ducktown, TN

    You’re going to brag to your friends about this one! On the Cherohala Skyway, you’ll enjoy spectacular scenic views from an elevation of 5390 feet. Equally spectacular is the condition of the ...
    •  3 hours
    •  147.3 miles
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    You’re going to brag to your friends about this one! On the Cherohala Skyway, you’ll enjoy spectacular scenic views from ...