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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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Beautiful ride with many turnouts to stop and enjoy the scenery. Like most areas of the national park, go early so you don't get all jammed up with people and cars and have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

Lovely history tour, make sure to buy the guide which explains the stops along the way. So much history here, beautiful scenery. There are turnouts to park, but that doesn't stop impatient people from parking wherever they want even if it means they are parked in "NO PARKING" zones and blocking the roadway. People have ruined the historic cabins with... More 

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Wake Forest, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful ride with many turnouts to stop and enjoy the scenery. Like most areas of the national park, go early so you don't get all jammed up with people and cars and have difficulty parking.

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Walford, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This trail was awesome! We got there early and still had to park a half mile from the trail! It got crowded so go early if you can!! My favorite trail of the trip!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

You really need to buy the guide to know what you're looking at, but the National Park is free and the guide only costs $1. The views are spectacular! There are plenty of places to stop and get out to take pictures, cabins and homesteads to tour, short trails to hike, and water to play in.

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Miami
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Beautiful drive with many chances to stop to enjoy nature and to take pictures. This is a winding road so the drive is slow. It's hard to find parking at the trail heads and people have to park on the side of the road. As usual in the Smokies, pack water and snacks and enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

We usually drive Roaring Forks for the waterfalls and stream picture settings for kids. Actually saw mama bear and two cubs crossing the road. Very unexpected.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

This place is amazing! Great trails and the sights are breathtaking. Not a lot of parking spots though...

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Canmer
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

This loop offers a lot to explore. Waterfalls, homesteads, occasional llama train, hiking trails and much more. This is a must to visit while In the mountains.

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McComb, MS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

We enjoyed our drive through the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail - very relaxing and beautiful scenery. There was a little congestion in certain spots, but not so much that it diminished our enjoyment.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We drove to hike to Grotto Falls, but there was no where to park near the trailhead, that was our fault. You need to go early in the morning. The drive is narrow, but beautiful, with lots of places to pull off and explore. We twice hiked down to the river, which was running fast due to heavy rain. What... More 

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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
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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