Newfound Gap

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49 mi 79 km

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26 mi 41 km

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At Newfound Gap, visitors will enjoy great scenic view from the large parking area. At an elevation of 5,046 feet, Newfound Gap is the lowest drivable pass through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Nearly a mile high, Newfound Gap is significantly cooler than the surrounding lowlands and receives much more snow. Temperatures at the gap may be 10° F or more cooler than in the lowlands. The Appalachian Trail (AT) crosses over Newfound Gap Road along the state line between North Carolina and Tennessee which is marked here.

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After the Run: Local Favorites

Hungry Bear BBQ I LOVE the pork sandwiches here.
2263 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 325-8048
Smokey Mountian Shakes-N-Dawgs Quick service, delicious shakes, descent food, inviting environment
Crystelle Creek Grill The lemon pepper trout is quite good.
1654 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 430-1551
Three Jimmy's - A Good Time Eatery Food is nothing special. But a good place to watch a game and play pool.
The Cabin Cafe The Big Bad BBQ is great!
Hungry Bear BBQ Delicious! Loved it
490 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 325-1084
Mountain Lodge Mountain Lodge Breakfast with French toast.
913 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 436-2547
Little House of Pancakes All you can eat pancake is HUGE!
807 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 436-4784
Geno's Pizza & Subs Food was very good. The employees were really nice. My wife and I went in late, looking for a good pizza place around town. Our kids are extremely picky eaters and they loved the pizza.
385 E Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 430-9300
Bearland Grill & General Store The French toast is made to order & that's good. Got cussed out for not giving partner two ruffs.
Donut Friar Any true fan of Gatlinburg gets their donuts here. Especially good when sitting on your motel/hotel balcony, listening to the waters of the creek.
Hofbrauhaus Restaurant and The Cheese Cupboard Check out their expansive German beer selection.
Pancake Pantry French Toast is amazing. Seriously.
628 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 436-4724
The Park Grill Salad bar is amazing! So is the Pecan Chicken and sweet potato casserole. Best food I've had so far in Gatlinburg.
1110 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 436-2300
New Orleans Sandwich Company Fat Tuesday Ferdie Sandwich dressed = YUM!
Old Dad's Gatlinburg General Store Best place in G-Burg to get picnic supplies. Free parking! Hidden gem near the entrance to the Great Smokies.
1227 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 430-1644
Calhoun's Best fried chicken I've ever had, ribs are fantastic, and the mac and cheese is delish!
1004 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 868-1500
Cherokee Grill You must try the mac and cheese! it is the best ever!
1002 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 436-4288
Howards Restaurant Anthony suggested the burgers for lunch they were awesome! Fiancé got the grilled chicken which was also delicious! Worth stopping in for at lunch.
976 Parkway, Gatlinburg TN — (865) 436-3600
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