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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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Danielsville, Georgia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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
34 helpful votes 34 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
12 helpful votes 12 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
45 helpful votes 45 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
7 helpful votes 7 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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Anniston, Alabama
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Quite possibly my favorite place on Earth. From the hikes that lead up the face of Mt. LeConte to the ones that intersect the loop. From the bears that gorge on white oak acorns in the fall to the smallest salamander partially submerged in the rushing waters. From the many intense shades of green in the summer to the last... More

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The trip to Roaring Fork left us with a few good scenic pull-offs. To get the full experience of this winding road you should defiantly use a motor cycle. Just be careful, as a restaurant at the other end has a collage of all the accidents on the road (both pictures and motorcycle parts).

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Cleveland, Tennessee
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124 reviews 124 reviews
37 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

With mixed emotions, I write this review today. This is one of my favorite places to visit. Took my family (who had not seen it before) up this past week, but the gate was CLOSED. Went to the park visitor's center to ask about it and they said it closed December 1st and stays closed until about April. This is... More

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Riverview, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

So very awesome. Was there for autumn foliage (early Nov). Colors were perfect. Get there early it gets crowded. We packed breakfast and walked the hike to Grotto Falls, was so very perfect. The rest of the drive was very scenic and peaceful!

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