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Roaring Fork

#4 of 67 things to do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park Features Animals
Historic Nature Trail Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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OK Trail near Gatlinburg

Was not as impressed by the trail as others may have been. Personally prefer the drive thru the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
PeachBelle8288
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Atlanta, Georgia
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I can't believe we had never been there before it is beautiful there lots of places to pull over... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ROBINNUNLEY74
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Whitwell, Tennessee
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good13%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“grotto falls” (140 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (118 reviews)
“motor trail” (81 reviews)
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Historic Nature Trail Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Was not as impressed by the trail as others may have been. Personally prefer the drive thru the park or Cades Cove. It was a curvy road and we saw no wildlife.

Thank PeachBelle8288
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't believe we had never been there before it is beautiful there lots of places to pull over and get pic.

Thank ROBINNUNLEY74
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Time to walk and enjoy the beauty of natural living things. Take your time. Enjoy. Relax. Look around. Smell .

Thank doublenaturelover
Reviewed 1 week ago

This motors trail is have many magnificent views from different spots on the trail.It's a is a narrow and curvy winding road with scenic views of many places. There are many pull off areas where you can get out of your car and explore. Many...More

Thank Gaurav G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the points on the drive is the hiking trail to Rainbow Falls. It is 2.7 mi uphill (5.4 mi roundtrip) – it’s not mountain climbing, but you can’t be a total couch potato and expect to do it easily (or at all). Took...More

1  Thank TKStLouisMO
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A meandering road that traverses back and forth across the mountains on the Gatlinburg side of the Great Smoky Mountains. It is filled with neat stops along the way to look at old homesteads to parking for a vigorous hike to see some waterfalls. It...More

Thank Sue L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We drove the loop after a local recommended it. Was so glad we took it. It's a tricky drive on a really narrow one way road but. . Worth the drive it's 6 miles I Believe don't hold me to it but. .6 mountain miles...More

1  Thank djlynn61
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The road is narrow, but I still think a simple drive. Just stop if you want to take a picture. It also a few stops to stop and look at cabins and beautiful stream views. Also it is very close to Gatlinburg.

Thank D D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The drive is truly scenic and needs a half day dedicated if you include the Hrotyo falls. Parking was hard to find mid afternoon. The hike is actually quite strenuous in the heat. It is all uphill with many tree roots. I walk regularly and...More

2  Thank Familytrip87
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a curvy winding road with seanic views of places! 2 trailheads to visit, Rainbow falls, Grotto falls, ( it's overcrowed)!

Thank 139mike139
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Diane W
July 14, 2017|
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Response from Mike K | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I drive a SUV. Just take your time around some of the turns. There are plenty of locations for the dog. I would recommend if you have the time to go through Cedes cove scenic drive. It is longer than Roaring Fork, but... More
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VetCLW
March 22, 2017|
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Response from Kyle H | Reviewed this property |
Rainbow falls is open because it's accessible from the other small loop but the main road for Roaring Forks is closed.
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