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Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37783
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All reviews grotto falls beautiful drive roaring fork motor nature trail cades cove narrow road beautiful scenery single lane take pictures short drive many places both sides rainy day pull over speed limit take your time driving tour
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is a great spot in the mountains. My wife and I go a lot and love it! It has some good hiking trails also.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank DustinEKnoxville
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This nice little drive is easily one of the most overlooked areas of the park. This may be due to the fact that most don’t realize there’s an entrance into the park, from the streets of Gatlinburg. Taking a turn at red light #8, follow...More

Date of experience: April 2019
2  Thank Beefseeker
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love to photograph nature and beautiful landscapes, then this place is for you. You have mills, old cabins, mountain views, streams, and of course ... nature.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Urbs2Huds
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots to see on this drive through the Smokies. Waterfalls, cabins, and maybe a bear or two if you are lucky. There are also lots of trails to hike along the drive. Very peaceful and fantastic views.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank mccoyniac
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful drive with so much to see. Plenty of spots to pull over for pictures. If you're up to it be sure to hike to Grotto Falls, you can get behind the waterfall!! It's awesome!!

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank mcrereva
Reviewed March 18, 2019

Had a nice mile hike on Noah “Bud” Ogle farm. From the house and barn to the watering hole. A beautiful stream that flows behind the house. Its a 1 mile round trip and you will get your shoes wet.

Date of experience: March 2019
2  Thank John D
Reviewed January 19, 2019

The roaring Motor Trail is one of the highlights of the park. However, it can frequently be closed n the winter. The trail has problems with snow and ice, but also high winds. High winds sometimes knock down trees which can block the road or...More

Date of experience: November 2018
2  Thank photoguywisconsin
Reviewed January 3, 2019

The name says it all. Roll down your windows and listen to the roar of the water. A photographer's paradise.

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Angie S
Reviewed December 13, 2018

We visited GSMNP in the second week of November with a dog, who wasn't allowed on most of the trails, so this motor nature trail was a great alternative way for us to see some of the interior of the park. There was still some...More

Date of experience: November 2018
3  Thank julie248
Reviewed December 1, 2018

From recommendations, we were looking forward to driving the trail, but after going up the mountain, found it was closed. Not sure why as there was no snow or inclement weather to deal with.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Gaynell55
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Response from DeberaLynne | Reviewed this property |
It is open April 7th to November 26th but check with the Great Smokey Mountains National Park as high winds can also close the loop. We were there in the fall and it was beautiful. I hear the spring is beautiful too and... More
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