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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Address: Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 70068
Phone Number: (865) 436-1200
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Scenic drives, Nature & wildlife areas, Trails, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving
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Type: Scenic drives, Nature & wildlife areas, Trails, Sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Driving

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Denver, North Carolina
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59 reviews 59 reviews
26 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Free look back at life in the early years of Gatlinburg, life in these remote mountains back then. We go slow with the windows open and the moon roof wide open, air conditioning off - hearing the quiet. Lots of places to stop, or not. Waterfalls, trails, scenic spots, old buildings, the mill....great views of Roaring Fork Creek meandering down... More 

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Waynesville, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The hike was on the most beautiful water ever. Lots of foot bridges to cross and roaring waters. Felt like we would be well feed in the afternoon because we were close to the Fontana Village Resort which is awesome and beautiful. Really clean rooms and really good food, especially in the middle of nowhere. Best food ever to be... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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157 reviews 157 reviews
59 attraction reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

I visited twice last year and cannot count my visits, what a blessing! Bring your drinks and pack a lunch/snacks. This place is good for your spirit, as are many places in the park, yet this one is quite the treat. Go at your pace more often than not - which is typically impossible for a drive tour this popular.... More 

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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Seriously what an amazing place , totally full of fabulous sights throughout an year. I would say this is the place where every type of person can visit and have great remarkable moment in real. As I had too much fun with friends and this is the place where you will forget all mental trauma and get all aspirations in... More 

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Wiggins, Mississippi
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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

It's similar to Cades Cove, only smaller in size, and instead of being in a valley, it's on the side of a mountain. The road can be a bit narrow, so be aware of that if you have a large vehicle. Awesome place to visit though!

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Plano, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

We did both this one and Cades Cove and we preferred this one hands down. Not nearly as busy (the back to back cars of Cades Cove really take away from it) and the scenery was prettier in my opinion. Easy to get to from Gatlingburg, lots of pull offs where you can go hiking.

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Ferdinand, IN
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67 reviews 67 reviews
39 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is such a wonderful drive through such a historical part of the Great Smokey Mountains. Old homesteads, farms and a mill to see. Beautiful views of mountain streams and nature. Lots of places to pull of and enjoy the view.

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We love this drive. You will not see near as many animals as you will see in Cades Cove but the scenery is great. Most all the other reviews sum it up well but I would add that we love it best just after a rain. Half way around, the road follows a creek and this creek is simply beautiful... More 

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Tennessee
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79 reviews 79 reviews
16 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Please don't miss this, what ever you do! The cost is "free" and the views are breathtaking! Be sure to take your camera......you'll take many photos along your trip. This place is simply beautiful! Old homesteads, overlooks, nature at it's very best....you will find. The best thing you'll notice is peace & quiet.....just the wind whistling through the trees higher... More 

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bradenton, fl
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

So many different things to do and see along this beautiful drive, from numerous hikes, to beautiful water falls and plenty of photo ops. Wish we would've found this on our first trip. I can't wait until our next trip to visit again. Make sure you take your time, stop along the way and enjoy this beautiful place.

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