Roaring Fork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.8
#1 of 106 in Wildlife in Tennessee
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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  • Last time there a family of bears walked in front of my car and blocked the road! 2nd half of loop is better than 1st, but it's all magnificent.  more »
  • My wife and I always visit Roaring Forks when we are in Gatlinburg. The area offers something for everyone. It offers beautiful wild flowers, beautiful vistas, chance encounters with wild life, water ...  more »

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