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Awesome driving or hiking just outside of Gattlingburg.

This is a wow and must do in this area. There are multiple cabins and a mill. The road goes... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Rick G
Festus, Missouri
Beautiful Drive!

We really enjoyed the trail, there is so much beauty along it. We frequently stopped and got out to... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jenna R
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Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37783
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This is a wow and must do in this area. There are multiple cabins and a mill. The road goes around Roaring Fork and you can hear the rapid water almost everywhere,. Lots of trails including one of the best water falls in the area....More

Thank Rick G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

We really enjoyed the trail, there is so much beauty along it. We frequently stopped and got out to explore. This is a free trail which is also an added bonus.

Thank Jenna R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have driven on this road a few times. It is easy to get to-right off of the parkway in Gatlinburg. This time there were several waterfalls you could see right from the car. It is a very pretty drive!!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love white water. This is one of the best drives ever. We travel a lot and have not had a better trip through the mountains following these lovely rivers. On every turn there is a new surprise, either rushing water, great mountain views or...More

Thank judy m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we always make trip to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Good for a hike or just to enjoy nature. a must see

Thank Bigfoot70068
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you want to experience the mountains but don’t have the time or inclination to head to far into the park this is just outside Gatlinburg and you will have amazing Mountain View’s, beautiful sounds of streams and waterfalls, and maybe even a bear or...More

2  Thank Kyadventurer547
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wanted to make sure we did authentic TN/Smoky Mtn experiences while in Pigeon Forge -- tried not to get sucked into the Parkway tourist traps! I am SO GLAD we did this motor trail. We attempted the Grotto Falls hike, but with a 1-yr old...More

2  Thank lowerypartyof5
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Always a beautiful easy loop drive. Go slow and keep watch for the wildlife. This time we went at dusk and saw a black bear digging around some fallen trees. There are lots of places to pull over and observe or park and take a...More

Thank stac m
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

While visiting the Gatlinburg area we looked for some outdoor nature activities that did not require hiking. This motor nature trail was perfect because we could stop along the way and get out to take pictures or just enjoy the scenery. Walking trails are available...More

1  Thank sandrarP4324RD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

One of the shorter trips up to see views. Took a cancer patient her first trip to the mountains and it was just enough for her. On busy days traffic can get long. I recommend going early seems like there is more wildlife movement. At...More

2  Thank sophiagrace1
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22 August 2018|
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Response from Janet W | Reviewed this property |
turn off the parkway in Gatlinburg at traffic light #8 This is Historic Nature Trail ( used to be Airport Road). At the stop sign, make a slight turn to the right. This will take you past the Noah "Bud" Ogle Cabin and... More
1 August 2018|
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Response from Carrie S | Reviewed this property |
Early morning near trash dumpsters in Gatlingburg
27 July 2018|
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Response from LittleLinda99 | Reviewed this property |
it's heavily wooded, there are deep gullies on some sections of the road. I am not sure if this helps, if you are fearful about driving off a cliff, you need not worry.