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Old 11-03-2015, 05:13 PM
 
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Hello, My family and I will be traveling to Townsend Tenn in December and are looking for a safe, non-steep or curvy route. We really do not know the area well at all.
Last year we stayed in Cherokee NC in the winter and had to go through the Smoky Mountains to get to visit Gatlinburg. It was beautiful, but extremely scary for us to drive. We would appreciate a route that is not as scary as what we went through when crossing the Smoky Mountains.
Thanks in advance
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Old 11-03-2015, 06:32 PM
 
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I-75 to 321 will take you to Townsend. No curves there. While there are curves on the river road going to Gatlinburg it won't be steep. The alternative is 321 to Pigeon forge but there is a short stretch of steep curvy road.
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Old 11-04-2015, 04:32 PM
 
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Unless you are starting at the Atlantic Coast (Jacksonville), I-75 is your best bet. If starting from Jacksonville it's a toss-up between I-75 and I-95>I-26>I-40

The route from Cherokee to Gatlinburg is ridiculously steep and curvy.

Incidentally, Townsend is in the mountains. You have to drive through mountains to get there.
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:24 PM
 
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You drive along the little river. While parts of it are curvy it isn't steep at all. Wide shoulders, too.

I-40 through the mountains isn't particularly steep but it is curvy and can be intimidating due to fast traffic and lots of tractor trailers.
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Old 12-26-2015, 05:31 AM
 
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LOL! Good luck! We live in the mountains, so git your car rigged with skis? For pete's sake why are you coming to the mountains, if you are scared of a few curves????! You made me laugh hysterically with your question. Thanks! Not sure when in December, but it is flooded here today, Little River is about to overflow, so curvy roads are the least of your problems. Bless your all's heart, if you are here now.
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