Great Smoky Mountains National Park – 42.9 Miles – 3 Sections


The Foothills Parkway Route 339

The Foothills Parkway 339 motorcycle ride is a thrilling journey through the picturesque foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Riders can expect sweeping curves, breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains, a perfect balance of challenging twists and turns, combined with serene natural beauty. The finished highways of the Foothills Parkway are divided into four parts. Each part that is completed is some of the most beautiful landscapes in all four seasons and worth the effort in making it a worthwhile ride.

Section 1: Western Segment is 33 miles

Section 2: Eastern Segment is 5.6 miles

Section 3:  “Foothills Parkway Spur” is 4.3 miles

Section 4:“Missing Link” is being constructed


The Western Segment is 33 miles at the southern portion of the parkway from US129 in Chilhowee TN to US 321 in Wears Valley TN. This section can be easily accessed after taking the US129DragonsTail.com or “Tail of the Dragon” motorcycle ride.

The Eastern Segment is 5.6 miles at the most northern portion and can be accessed from Interstate I-40 from Hartford TN traveling towards Cosby TN.

The third segment completed they call the “Foothills Parkway Spur” which is 4.3 miles long and starts in Gatlinburg and ends in Pigeon Forge.

The remainder, “Missing Link” section is still being constructed.

The Foothills Parkway 339 motorcycle ride promises an unforgettable experience for all who embark on it. Whether you’re a seasoned rider looking for an exciting adventure or a nature enthusiast seeking a peaceful ride through the smoky mountains.



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