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Roaring Fork

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Historic Nature Trail Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Beautiful!

In my pre Gatlinburg research online I never noticed this area. Someone told us about it as we were... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
tompammc
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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When we went the motor trail was closed. We tried to hike it and about half way up had to turn... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Rissa C
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  • Average2%
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“grotto falls” (139 reviews)
“beautiful drive” (121 reviews)
“motor trail” (81 reviews)
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Historic Nature Trail Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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"auto tour"
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"downtown gatlinburg"
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"many places"
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"winding road"
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"seen bears"
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"cades cove"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In my pre Gatlinburg research online I never noticed this area. Someone told us about it as we were shopping. It's a shorter area to drive through than Cade's Cove and personally I thought it was more beautiful. Lots of moss & water & old...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When we went the motor trail was closed. We tried to hike it and about half way up had to turn around. Better be in top physical shape to hike the incline of this trail. Was really hoping to see this part of the smokes.

2  Thank Rissa C
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Reviewed December 29, 2017

I grew up going to the Smokey Mountains and had never ever been here. It was just so lovely. It was crowded, but there were places to hike, lunch and just be in nature. It is a great area to be right out of town...More

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Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

We traveled up but were limited on time due to a scheduled show. We went to the entrance of rainbow falls trail and got to hike a lil bit. Such peace in being outside with nature. As we left, about .5 mi from Gatlinburg downtown...More

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Reviewed November 21, 2017

We traveled the trail with family and friends. Views were amazing. We loved seeing the scenic mountains and wonderful old buildings. Stopped along the way and enjoyed a picnic lunch along the meandering creek. It was a beautiful day with wonderful friends. We will do...More

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Reviewed November 15, 2017

If you would like a beautiful drive this is it. We have even driven this when it was raining and enjoyed it

Thank dspray2017
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

While driving through both Clingman's and Cades Cove we stopped at just about every pull off. Roaring Forks was very pretty. We were fortunate to be able to pull over because traffic was bumper to bumper the first time we drove through. It is a...More

Thank ShirleyE601
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Reviewed November 2, 2017

This was sort of a fun drive, uphill, lots of steep narrow curves and a few trail-heads off the road. Also you can visit a few cabins. My favorite stop with Ely's Mill. The lady had a loom and I was lucky to snag one...More

Thank Catherine R
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

We got to drive the Roaring Fork loop just after an overnite light snow fall. The sky was blue and the sun was bright for the most beautiful drive in recent memory for us. This is a great place to see bears in the Spring,...More

Thank BudgetTravelerMR2
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Reviewed October 28, 2017

Nice quiet road with less traffic than other more popular places in the park. Hard to find it and little information at the points of interest. For $1 you can pick up a tour guide pamphlet at either entrance to the park. There is no...More

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Shannon M
January 7, 2018|
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Response from doublenaturelover | Reviewed this property |
Park is open year around. Some areas may be closed due to weather . SNOW. In my opinion, it is cold everywhere until June. Enjoy ! I go in April & Sept. Lovely.
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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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