Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Heintooga-Round Bottom Road

Latitude, Longitude: 35.521050, -83.286195

Heintooga-Round Bottom Road is a 15-mile, one-way, gravel road leading from Balsam Mountain Road to Big Cove Road. It takes one hour to drive. The only access to the area is along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Starting from a mile high, this road descends through the Raven Fork drainage basin. A few small vistas open along exposed ledges. The road travels through lush second growth forest and along cascading streams. Heintooga-Round Bottom Road is an opportunity to experience the Great Smokies' solitude and wilderness. Following Raven Fork's playful waters, the road leads into Cherokee, NC along Big Cove Road.