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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

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Address: Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37783
Phone Number: (865) 436-1200
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Great place to visit while in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. Easy to find, drive though trail with plenty of opportunities to hike with friends and family. Beautiful views, perfect... read more

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Portsmouth, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Great place to visit while in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. Easy to find, drive though trail with plenty of opportunities to hike with friends and family. Beautiful views, perfect place to snap a few pictures.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Gorgeous views, lots of waterfalls!! Great for photography! Very steep lots of sharp turns be safe!! Love it!!

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Ostrander, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

A very beautiful drive thru the Smoky's. We saw 3 bears right of the side of the road, but all at the same time. It's nice that most of it is one way, don't have to worry about people coming the other way and not paying attention.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We drove the Roaring fork for the second time at 7 in the morning when there were hardly any cars. The first time we took it was to go and see the Grotto Falls and was very crowded. It rained the night before to the water in the creek was running fast which was beautiful. We even saw a young... More 

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Montgomery, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It is amazing how close this beautiful trail is to Gatlinburg. We drove the trail several times during our trip and enjoyed it each time. Roll down your windows and drive slow. It is a great place to spot wildlife.

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Shawnee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Went on this drive twice, once in the evening at dusk (honestly left too late & it was dark on the way down) but did see a beautiful view of Gatlinburg at night & went once in the morning around 8:30AM. Both trips were great, only saw one bear on the morning trip but it was still worth it. Wonderful... More 

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Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We truly enjoyed the drive, visitors' center, hike to the waterfalls, and the side trips. The National Park Service employees were incredibly professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. Truly a national treasure---just super hot that day!

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Roaring fork motor nature Trail is a one-way loop with scenic views and historic structures along the way. There are many trailheads located off the loop, many short hikes to waterfalls. This area is frequented by bears and you have a high probability of spotting a bear in this area. There are historic structures standing representing several different time.'s from... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great place to drive through the mountains -- not only views of the mountains -- but wildlife also!! Great to see a mama bear and three Cubs along the side of the road. -- also saw deer!! Slow going because of the twists and turns!! Take your time and enjoy!!

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Owensboro, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This Drive was recommended by some friendly folks at Southerland Jeep rentals. It was just beautiful. The Pigeon Forge creek runs along most of the roadway, several stopping points for pictures. While we were visiting some other people came upon a bear. Just a great drive. Oh and we went back the next day in our Mazda 3 so you... More 

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