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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 2014
Type: Scenic Drives, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Trails
Activities: Driving
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Dayton, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

We really loved this. It was steep and narrow as the sign says, but not too steep or narrow for a minivan carrying a topper. The first trail at the Ogle place was perfect for my little kids. I wore the baby in a carrier and the 3-8 year olds did fine on the trail. There are some things to... More

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Buffalo, New York, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This was a gorgeous drive ...views and so much scenery... lits of hikes along the way as well as nature trails . Unfortunately, it started raining part way through our drive so we didnt get out at as many trails and things as we would have liked ... definitely worth the time to drive.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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96 reviews 96 reviews
38 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a beautiful drive that begins and end essentially in town. However once you enter the Trail, you don't feel close to town at all. There are cabins along the way at which you can stop and explore. There are also many hiking trails that begin near the Trail. The parking for those hiking... More

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Elizabethtown, KY
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

The Roaring Fork Motor Trail was a great place to start our recent visit and is located just outside of Gatlinburg. It is a leisurely drive along a one way road where you roll the window down and take in the beautiful scenery. Along the way are several places to stop to check out the sites of old cabins, get... More

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Roland, Arkansas, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

This is a beautiful driving tour that is not as crowded as some of the other drives. Make sure that you get out of your car at each cabin and explore the area.

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Ellisville, Mississippi
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63 reviews 63 reviews
11 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

The hubby was driving and, as a passenger up front, I thought that I was missing out on the ravine, views and the river on his side. I stood up and popped my head through the sunroof. This really was the best way to see this motor trail! It was 77 degrees out and I had a 360 degree view.... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We took the Roaring Fork Motor Trail en route to hike Grotto Falls, and we weren't disappointed. As we wound around, up, and down the mountains, we were constantly afforded beautiful views whether it be of the tree canopy above us while ascending or the mountain tops while driving along the top. It really afforded some time for us to... More

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Oxford, MS
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48 reviews 48 reviews
40 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

We were lucky that the day was sunny. We drove to the Grotto Falls trailhead and hiked up to the Falls (see other review of Grotto Falls). The drive itself probably takes at least an hour. With the windows open you can hear streams and falls and there are pulloffs for photo ops. You will see lots of mature forest... More

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Newburgh, New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014

Roaring Fork Motor Trail The Great Smoky Mountain National Park is a great place to get back to nature. If it wasn’t for all the tourists, it would be better. The Roaring Fork Motor Trail is a very scenic 6 mile one way loop road through part of the park with multiple trailheads that lead to very scenic overlooks and/or... More

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NY
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Six miles of beauty! This must be the place where they take beautiful nature photos for calendars! A short 6 mile drive through the Smoky Mountains in Tennessee. Well worth the trip. On the way to the bottom make sure you stop at Ely's, an awesome little gift shop run by the nicest people! Buy anything from soaps and candles... More

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