Roaring Fork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#2 of 102 in Wildlife in Tennessee
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
Deep within the lush wilderness of the Great Smoky Mountains, Roaring Fork is surrounded with waterfalls, forested hills, and a number of trails to explore. This area, now on the National Register of Historic Places, is home to frontier cabins and farms. Prone to swelling even after mild rain, the stream's noise echoes loudly through the surroundings. Wander through the Appalachian homesteads in the nearby clearings for a glimpse of an isolated community that survived well into the 20th century. Take a scenic drive along the Motor Nature Trail, a 9.6 km (6 mi) historical road that passes many of the area's major sights. Make Roaring Fork part of your personalized Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online route builder.
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  • Since 1972, I have driven the motor trail on every visit to the Smokies. Drove it twice this time around! I believe it is the most missed attraction in Gatlinburg. Very beautiful and almost always a.....  more »
  • Scenery is stunning, wildlife is plentiful and beautiful. Depending on time of day and the time of year you will need to have some patience if traveling at a busy time. I also suggest doing this both....  more »
  • Driving is fantastic.
  • Beautiful stops along the route and great opportunity to be in nature if not able or or wanting to hike much.

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