We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Get the full experience and book a tour
Recommended
Our most popular tours and activities
Nearby Experiences
Other experiences in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Roaring Fork Smoky Mountains Tour by Open-Air Jeep
$69.08 per adult
Popular: Booked by 201 travelers!
Full view
Location
Contact
Historic Nature Trail Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Get to know the area
Thundering Streams and Falls of the Smokies
4WD, ATV & Off-Road Tours

Thundering Streams and Falls of the Smokies

21 reviews
**Please note that all participants will be required to wear a mask for orientation and any instances where close contact cannot be avoided. Please bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. You will also be asked to sign an acknowledgement of risks and report any illness within 14 days of tour.** <br>With 3100 miles of streams in the Smokies, there are thousands of beautiful stretches of white water. Adventure awaits as you explore the magic of pristine cascades and waterfalls on a little known trail. We'll warm up on a more popular trail, pausing to enjoy smaller cascades before turning onto a less traveled section of the Park. In the winter, we'll enjoy beautiful glimpses of the surrounding mountains, during the spring we'll pause to enjoy our famous wildflower display, summer brings refreshing swimming holes and in autumn the beauty of changing leaves. This hike is considered moderately adventurous as we gain elevation, climb over downed trees and get our feet wet.
$62.00 per adult
1,309Reviews24Q&A
Traveler rating
  • 1,091
  • 173
  • 35
  • 5
  • 5
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Jeff7520 wrote a review Oct 2020
Castle Rock, Colorado188 contributions50 helpful votes
I didn't get a chance to hike the various trails off of the Roaring Fork road, but did see two black bears, turkies, and enjoyed seeing the old cabins, mills, etc. The fall scenery was outstanding.
Read more
Date of experience: October 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
KCcouple1953 wrote a review Sep 2020
Lenexa, Kansas62 contributions19 helpful votes
We did this both evenings we were in GSMNP. We were looking for black bears. Only saw one, but enjoyed the drive. It takes longer than we expected. Very peaceful and not so crowded since we were in September.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
Helpful
Share
MonroeLouisiana wrote a review Sep 2020
Monroe142 contributions57 helpful votes
This is truly exactly what the title says. If you don't want to walk a lot, but you do want to enjoy nature, this is the perfect route. It is very narrow and parts are one-way, but the road is good and there are signs. There are some falls at the far end of the loop, and there is a short walk for that. The motor trail is right outside of Gatlinburg, so it's a short drive right near the northeast side of the national park.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Notthejetset wrote a review Aug 2020
Alabama100 contributions22 helpful votes
Drive through and enjoy the country side of the Smoky Mountains. History and native wildlife to see. A nice, slow drive.
Read more
Date of experience: September 2019
Helpful
Share
Tami The Wanderlust wrote a review Jul 2020
Alexandria, Louisiana177 contributions20 helpful votes
+1
Definitely worth driving through Roaring Fork! A one way drive through the Smoky Mountains with so much to see! We went over several bridges and were able to enjoy Little Pigeon Stream before it became an actual river. There are several old abandoned structures from yesteryear to explore and appreciate. There are are few great spots to stop and take a photo of downtown Gatlinburg from above the town. We were intent on seeing a bear, but we never did locate one, but several others I talked with did see a bear. Take it all in, it’s breathtaking.
Read more
Date of experience: July 2020
1 Helpful vote
Helpful
Share
Previous