The Great Smoky Mountains Peace Pagoda is located on top of a mountain, elevation 2,200, directly off Interstate-40 in eastern Tennessee, close to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We are about 1 hour's drive from both Knoxville, TN, to the west, and Asheville, NC to the east.
From I-40, take exit 440 [Wilton Springs Road] and head north on Route 73. Go past the 440 Truck Stop and take the next right onto Maple Lane.
Follow the paved road up and around curves for 0.6 miles, to Branch Dr., and turn left. Follow the paved road past Classic Way, Trail Way and Cardinal Way and take next right onto Woodland Way. IMPORTANT: There is no "Peace Pagoda" sign at this corner, so please just look for the street sign.
You will now be climbing on a gravel road. The road bends left, climbs again and then arrives at the Stone Pagoda. If you call ahead, we may be able to pick you up at this point. Or if you have 4-wheel drive, you can drive up to the top. The walk up is only one-third of a mile, but it is steep!
Hope to see you soon!
1878 Peace Pagoda Way
newport, TN 37821 USA