Hiking The Foothills Parkway

The 20th most popular hiking trail in Tennessee.

South of Cosby, the Foothills Parkway is a 36 mile route open to hiking.

Foothills Parkway East is a six-mile road leading from Cosby, TN to Interstate 40. Its eastern terminus is TN exit 443. Built on Green Mountain, the road provides wonderful views of Cosby Valley to the south and the Newport area to the north.

The trailhead is located south of Cosby. It is 0.2 miles south of the intersection of SR 339 and US 321.

Overall, Foothills Parkway is the 20th most popular hiking trail of all 24 hikes in Tennessee.

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Local Contact(s):  Great Smoky Mountains National Park (865) 436-1200; Backcountry Permits (865) 436-1231.

Recommended Book:  "50 Hikes in Tennessee" from Johnny Molloy

Recommended Map:  "Great Smoky Mountains National Park" from Trails Illustrated

Best Season:  May - Oct

Base Camp:  NFS Cosby Campground; Ocona Valley Motel, Cherokee (828) 497-4618; Mt. Leconte Lodge (865) 429-5704

Luxury Loding:  Buckhorn Inn, Gatlinburg (865) 436-4668; The Swag Cabins (800) 789-7672

Breakfast Restaurant:  Grandmas Kitchen, Cherokee; Oid Mill, Pigeon Forge

Reference Source:  click here http://www.nps.gov/grsm/

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Date Updated:  7/12/2016

ID:  17388

Foothills Parkway Hiking Map

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