We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Roaring Fork

Features Animals
Share
Review Highlights
Nice half mile walk

This was a real nice one half mile walk in on a good trail. The last three hundred yards to the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scott W
,
Casper, Wyoming
So. Much. Free. Fun

We loved it here. Gorgeous drive in the fall and great stop offs for entertainment. They have... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
mikki777
,
Woodstock, Georgia
Read all 1 283 reviews
550
All photos (550)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“grotto falls”(140 reviews)
“beautiful drive”(120 reviews)
“motor trail”(80 reviews)
About
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
12°
Nov
-2°
Dec
-2°
Jan
Contact
Historic Nature Trail Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Website
Top Selling Tours & Activities in and around Great Smoky Mountains National Park
from US$41,00
More Info
from US$41,00
More Info
from US$40,36
More Info
from US$31,00
More Info
Reviews (1 283)
Filter reviews
1 272 results
Traveller rating
1 059
171
32
5
5
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
1 059
171
32
5
5
Show reviews that mention
All reviews grotto falls beautiful drive motor trail hiking trails auto tour many places winding road seen bears cades cove speed limit pull over take your time the smoky mountains black beans turkey nature hike
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 1 272 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was a real nice one half mile walk in on a good trail. The last three hundred yards to the falls was difficult. The falls were very nice.

Thank Scott W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved it here. Gorgeous drive in the fall and great stop offs for entertainment. They have bathrooms at 2 of the earlier hiking trails, then none. So plan accordingly. We liked going on a weekday when it was likely not as busy as the...More

Thank mikki777
Reviewed 13 September 2018 via mobile

We did this drive on our first afternoon in the park. It is nice to visit and we hiked Grotto Falls. The drive is nice, very beautiful vegetation.

Thank betty f
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The beauty of this place is truly wonderful. I cannot wait to go back. The only thing I would change is I wish I could have it to myself for a whole day instead of all the other travelers like me being there. :)

Thank 4myers
Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Roaring Fork motor drive was green, lush, and a beatiful ride in the Smokies. I didn't see sharp drop offs or scarey curves. There were very few cars parked near the road in the middle of August around 10 a.m. Take this ride as it...More

Thank Mary C
Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

What an experience!! We wanted to do something outdoorsy and fun, so we rented a UTV for the day, although you could drive your own vehicle, if you preferred to. The scenery and falls are absolutely stunning, however, the bears we encountered definitely stole the...More

2  Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 24 July 2018

We have been going to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge for many years and had never heard of this place. Someone told us about it and we decided to check it out. I honestly liked it better than the Cades Cove area. This is a great place to...More

1  Thank anitar240
Reviewed 21 June 2018

Beautiful views. Lots of photo ops and several places to pull off and get a closer look. Be sure to bring your camera.

Thank Grumpy_Cat_00
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

If you don't want to hike to see beautiful creeks and views then don't pass up the pull overs. You won't see the view or creek photo ops until you've passed it and most likely won't get a parking spot. We passed some I wanted...More

2  Thank Nicole P
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Great view from our car. Relaxing drive through nature. We saw 2 large black bears. They are beautiful. They walked around our car. Awesome experience. If you are unable to hike drive this road and you are going to love it’s view

3  Thank mikeaU9012GJ
View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all nearby hotels
Park Vista - DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel - Gatlinburg
3 718 reviews
4.25 km away
Fairfield Inn & Suites Gatlinburg Downtown
59 reviews
4.41 km away
Sidney James Mountain Lodge
986 reviews
4.44 km away
Hampton Inn Gatlinburg Historic Nature Trail
395 reviews
4.53 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all nearby restaurants
Crocketts Breakfast Camp
4 113 reviews
5.13 km away
Coffee and Company
234 reviews
5.13 km away
Log Cabin Pancake House
3 080 reviews
4.81 km away
Cherokee Grill
3 608 reviews
5.12 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 83 nearby attractions
Mount LeConte
245 reviews
4.22 km away
Great Smoky Mountain National Park
530 reviews
4.95 km away
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
1 509 reviews
3.46 km away
Chimneys Picnic Area
269 reviews
4.00 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
sute99
9 August 2018|
Answer
Response from crystalm37 | Reviewed this property |
There are several in the area. The closet ones to Roaring Fork are Smoky Mountain Adventures, Mountain Life UTV, Off Road Voyages and Kan Am Fun. They are in Gatlinburg.
0
Votes
Shannon M
7 January 2018|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from doublenaturelover | Reviewed this property |
Park is open year around. Some areas may be closed due to weather . SNOW. In my opinion, it is cold everywhere until June. Enjoy ! I go in April & Sept. Lovely.
0
Votes
Diane W
15 July 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I drive a SUV. Just take your time around some of the turns. There are plenty of locations for the dog. I would recommend if you have the time to go through Cedes cove scenic drive. It is longer than Roaring Fork, but... More
1
Vote