Roaring Fork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.8
#2 of 107 in Wildlife in Tennessee
Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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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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  • Good motor trail. However even during the week, in the late morning tons of cars and if you want to stop to hike, even the overflow parking lot was filled and lots of cars parked on the side of the... 
    Good motor trail. However even during the week, in the late morning tons of cars and if you want to stop to hike, even the overflow parking lot was filled and lots of cars parked on the side of the...  more »
  • We climbed around on the rocks and played a bit in the ice cold water. The sound of all the rushing water drowned out the traffic around us. This is such a pretty spot. 
    We climbed around on the rocks and played a bit in the ice cold water. The sound of all the rushing water drowned out the traffic around us. This is such a pretty spot.  more »
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  • Absolutely a must when in Gatlinburg...we go at least twice when we're there...
  • Simply awesome.

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