Foothills Parkway (Chilhowee) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

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16.7 mi
DISTANCE
2,244 ft
GAINED
0.2 %
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INTRO

This is the southern beginning of the Foothills Parkway.  This segment takes us to the approximate halfway point in Walland seventeen miles northeast. There are eleven unnamed scenic overlooks along this segment of the Parkway. See, Road Trips & Coffee, Foothills Parkway
There is one major climb (6.6 miles at 4.7%) and one minor climb (1.2 miles at 3.4%) on this ride. 

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Roadway: This is a two lane road in excellent condition with a narrow shoulder throughout most of the ride.
 
Traffic: Mild.

Parking: On a wide out on US 129 just west of the parkway (Map; Street View). 
Provisions:  None on the route, but there are food and drinks 3.7 miles west at the Highway 129 store next to the helipad to medivac Tail of the Dragon victims 🤕 (Map; Street View), or seven miles west at Dragon 318 Market (Map). 
A nice option on this ride is to do it as an out and back for the full Parkway at 63 miles and 8,360' (Map) or to the half-way point at Walland and back at 33.5 miles and 4,210' gained (Map).  

If you are nutso, the start of the Tail of the Dragon is only 3.2 miles from the start of Foothills Parkway South (Map; Street View).

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