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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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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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So we were pretty terrified at first because this trail is the real deal and we're not used to the sharp twists and turns of the mountains. Not to mention I have a fear of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

So we were pretty terrified at first because this trail is the real deal and we're not used to the sharp twists and turns of the mountains. Not to mention I have a fear of heights....but, it was so worth it! There are so many beautiful spots to pull over at for picture opportunities. The mountain creeks are so gorgeous.... More 

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Marion
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

My husband and I travel on this road every time we are in Gatlinburg...It is a nice relaxing drive...There is a short drive that will take you right into Gatlinburg and a longer one that comes out on 321. We have seen bear in this location

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

If you live in a big city or in the desert, and have never seen lots of trees before, this might be an interesting ride. Lots of trees, more trees, a pretty brook with some good photographic points, and several people who are apparently unaware of how large a vehicle they are driving and attempting to park off the trail.... More 

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Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We did this drive on our way to the Grotto Falls trail, and we were fortunate enough to see a bear while we were driving... making this the highlight of our trip to GSMNP. The kids were thrilled, and so were mom and dad. We didn't get very excited about all the historical buildings on the route, but the drive... More 

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Saint Charles, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We took this trail twice - once at 11 a.m. and once at 9 a.m. At 11, cars were parked all over the place and made it a little treacherous to get through at times. At 9, only the parking lots were being used to park. We heard at the peek of the day it can take 3-5 hours to... More 

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is our first time in the mountains and we were so amazed at this trail! Lots of trails to hike on..places to pull over..primitive buildings,waterfalls,and lush greens. I could stay in here all day! It was easy to find and not too busy early. Use the restroom before you go in.

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Burlington, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This drive takes about 50 minutes to complete. If you stop and take in the beautiful scenery it may take an hour or more. It is a one way road. Several pull-offs to stop if you want. A couple places you can stop and take hikes to waterfalls. Road was a bit crowed. Some pull-offs were full. We saw one... More 

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Toms River, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

We stole a couple of places and saw an old farm. We took some pictures at on overlook which had a nice view of the mountain. It was very crowded and the road is very narrow. It is worth doing but probably better early in the morning so you you could stop and see more. A bunch of times we... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

This wonderful paved one-way road is at light number 8 in Gatlinburg. We had been on it before few years and quite honestly used it to bypass the downtown area with all its business. Beautiful winding road surprisingly long with several cabins and nice mountain view places to stop at. We went at almost dark time and it was dark... More 

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Middletown, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Our family always visits Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail on a trip to Gatlinburg. It's completely free and you'll see some of the prettiest mountain views in the area. There's also a large creek near the end of the trail, hiking trails and historic mountain log homes you can get out and visit. Just be aware that the trail is... More 

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Address: Address: Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 70068
Phone Number: (865) 436-1200
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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