Foothills Parkway (Walland south) Bike Climb - PJAMM Cycling

0.8
FIETS
16.7 mi
DISTANCE
2,075 ft
GAINED
-0.22 %
AVG. GRADE

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This ride takes us from Walland, the approximate mid-point of the full Foothills Parkway to the southern finish/start point at Lake Chilhowee.  We are surrounded by thick forest the entire ride although there are a few openings at the eleven unnamed viewpoints along the way.  See Road Trips & Coffee - Foothills Parkway
There are two primary climbs on this route: (a) 2.8 miles at 5.8% at the start and, (b) 2.8 miles beginning at mile 4.8 at 5.3%.

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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 the side of the road or at the start, just be careful not to block the Parkway sign (Map; Street View), or at the Bike Parking lot in Townsend 4.2 miles southeast (MapStreet View). 
Provisions:  4.6 miles west in Townsend (Map) or at the end of the climb - 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). 
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This is a nice out-and-back at 33 miles and 4,170' of climbing: Map

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