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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 70068
(865) 436-1200
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Scenic Drives, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails
Activities: Driving
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Leesburg, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 NEW

Quiet one way drive twisting through a forest like setting. There are several trails to hike of of this road and many parking stops to get out and have a picnic next to the creek that meanders next to the drive.

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Juliette, Georgia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I took this peaceful drive while on our vacation in Pigeon Forge. We went in the middle of April so the wildflowers and the dogwood trees were blooming. It was such a beautiful, relaxing drive. The road is very narrow but there are many places to pull over to take pictures, to get out and walk or... More

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Selmer, Tennessee
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

This is the route to take. Drive slow and be sure to look in the trees as well. Get out when you can to take in a short hike if you really want to see Gatlinburg. You can't see it all from inside the vehicle. Great route to take pictures as well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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107 reviews 107 reviews
34 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this peaceful trail through the park. Worth stopping for the hike up to Rainbow Falls. We had snow on the ground at the time and it made for an amazing walk.

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Danielsville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

If you want to step back in time, go to Roaring Fork Motor Trail. But plan on spending at least a half of a day. I could could spend the whole day there. SO pretty!. There's so much history and so many waterfalls along the way. I suggest you get out of your car often and explore. Great photo opportunities... More

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Panama City
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93 reviews 93 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Many great trails and water falls. Nice day of walking and enjoying nature. Sure beats walking the crowded streets of Gatlinburg

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Be sure to go EARLY on this one way, one lane road to get a spot for HIKING. Parking places are limited and once their gone you may have to park down the road and go back to the trail head and even those go quick. Short hikes to waterfalls are the MOST crowded. The longer ones are better if... More

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West suburbs Illinois
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109 reviews 109 reviews
24 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

views, places to hike, wildlife, flowers, mountains, valleys -- beautiful place in the National Park

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Roaring Fork Motor Trail is an incredible experience providing a great opportunity for viewing nature, having a picnic beside a gorgeous stream, hiking to extraordinary waterfalls and for taking pictures.

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New Market, Tennessee
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

If you're coming to Gatlinburg, please don't miss this! We live in the area and have been going to Gatlinburg for years, and we have found most tourists are tired of the touristy Gatlinburg. Get out and see the nature and old-fashioned true craftsmen that are a little off the beaten path. The Nature Trail is not far from downtown... More

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