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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37783
+1 865-436-1200
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Beautiful and serene with a pocket of rebirth!

The drive through roaring fork is short, but very beautiful. My husband and I drove through when... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
PulliamAJ
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Dayton, Ohio
Trails Not Dog Friendly!

The roaring fork motor nature trail offers some amazing views with lots of opportunities to stop... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Bryan P
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37783
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+1 865-436-1200

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Reviewed 2 days ago

The drive through roaring fork is short, but very beautiful. My husband and I drove through when we first got to Gatlinburg. The weather was rainy when we first got to Roaring Fork, but we stopped at an overlook that gave us a look at...More

Thank PulliamAJ
Reviewed 2 days ago

The roaring fork motor nature trail offers some amazing views with lots of opportunities to stop your vehicle and explore the area. We were very disappointed when we stopped at the various spots and all the trails did not allow dogs. This is the first...More

Thank Bryan P
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did this drive early in the morning after having done the main park area the previous day. It is a beautiful and peaceful drive but nothing spectacular in our view - especially compared to the main park area driving options. We did not hike...More

Thank ljtraveler_11
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We had great time with our 9 and 12 year old. Went to the grotto. Very cool hike and the falls at the end were worth the trip. Lots of small falls all throughout as well throughout the park. Saw salamanders and chipmunks Kids and...More

Thank franklin b
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Beautiful place to drive through! The creek is so pretty and the it is so serene out there! My kids even love riding through this. There are also so older building along the drive.

1  Thank Kristle C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Drive of about 15 miles near Gatlinburg with lot of pullover to view the Second beauty water flowing and nature

Thank sorabh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are in Gatlinburg and miss the Roaring Fork Motor Trail, then you didn't really visit Gatlinburg. And it's literally on the edge of town but 150 years away in time. In a similar fashion to Cades Cove, this is a one way loop...More

2  Thank csa1861
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a lovely little drive. It is one way only so no worries about running into someone. This is very peaceful. I believe it is only 6 miles but it's packed with history. At one stop there is the remains of an old homestead....More

Thank ppark0927
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have made this drive several times. Sometimes stopping to walk one of the trails but most of the time to just drive with the windows down and listen to the river. This time we had a large black bear cross the road in front...More

1  Thank Pck1611
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice drive with views, hiking trails, historic buildings and waterfalls. You can drive by everything and be finished in about 45 mins but spend a few hours to all day enjoying everything. Several trailheads are this road. Trails go to waterfalls and/or historical structures. Also,...More

1  Thank Wayne C
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Brenda C
16 September 2017|
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Response from Lisa D | Reviewed this property |
There are restroom facilities at both Rainbow Falls and Grotto Falls parking areas as well as Ely's at the end of the motor nature trail. Don't expect modern facilities as these are pit toilets with hand sanitizer in each... More
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beth g
5 July 2017|
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Response from Laura D | Reviewed this property |
The weekends may see more traffic in August, so I would try a weekday morning for fewer people and more wildlife spottings.
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debbie k
26 June 2017|
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Response from osnoopy13 | Reviewed this property |
Yes. Not a problem. It has paved roads and 1-way traffic.
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