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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37783
+1 865-436-1200
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Beautiful Scenic Drive within Gatlinburg

Wonderful scenic drive. Loved the streams. Not many overlooks to the mountain range. Best for... read more

Reviewed yesterday
_1999expjasonc
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Waynesville, North Carolina
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We went here after seeing this trail come up on Trip advisor. There are no signs for it until you... read more

Reviewed yesterday
WCC2011
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37783
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+1 865-436-1200
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Wonderful scenic drive. Loved the streams. Not many overlooks to the mountain range. Best for experienced drivers since road is extremely narrow and no guardrails. No RVs are allowed.

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Reviewed yesterday

We went here after seeing this trail come up on Trip advisor. There are no signs for it until you are there. It is easy to get to and worth the trip. Beautiful scenery. We did not see any wildlife while we drove through, but...More

Thank WCC2011
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My family loves to explore and this hike was great for us! It’s a lot of walking to get to, but such a Beautiful waterfall once you finally make it! it’s so cold & great spot to explore & cool off so make sure you...More

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We loved driving up the mountain and seeing beautiful places. The creek was our favorite, our son liked playing in it. We did see 3 cub bears. We also stopped at the old home on the land. Great thing to do to see natural land...More

Thank Alicia S
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was one of the highlights during our trip to the mountains. We stopped countless times to take a countless number of pictures because the scenery was breathtaking at every turn! A must see for outdoor lovers!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Wow this drive was so beautiful! We had to keep pulling over to check out the creeks and waterfalls. We stopped at 2 trails to hike but was disaapointed that the Ranbow Falls trail was closed for matinenace M-T. And we were leaving early Friday...More

Thank Laurie K
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Be prepared to see bears, cubs, deer and many other beautiful creatures. A beautiful place to get away from the commercial part of town. I’ve been on the motor nature trail many times and think this is the best place to visit in Gatlinburg!

Thank Amy S
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My family and I drove through Roaring Fork motor nature trail last Wednesday. The trail is about 5 miles long, though it takes a couple of miles to get to it. There are a couple of hiking trails. The trailheads were busy but there were...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is a beautiful drive that reminds you of the magic that surrounds you in Gatlinburg. There are some very scenic views that show the damage of the fire that happened a couple years ago. It is sad, but also beautiful to see all of...More

1  Thank Jules1937
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It's always nice to drive thru and enjoy the beautiful scenery. There are so many places to stop and enjoy the scenery and relax.

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lisa t
June 5, 2018|
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Response from Ben S | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure, but it’s a driving tour with few stops and some bears. I’d be careful of that.
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rottenreba
May 21, 2018|
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Response from alhd1959 | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need anything. Just hop on and enjoy!
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Iamnameless
May 5, 2018|
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Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
We did it see damage last October to the trail. After you exit the trail a number of buildings we’re either being rebuilt or repaired.
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