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Roaring Fork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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. Using our custom trip planner, Great Smoky Mountains National Park attractions like Roaring Fork can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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  • This is one of those hidden gems that must be seen to be believed. This is about an 11 mile one lane paved motor trail. This trail is not for the faint of heart. There are severe drop offs and no guar...  more »
  • Great auto tour. 1. roll your windows down. 2. turn your cell OFF or down if it's your camera. 3. turn your radio OFF and OPEN your eyes and ears. Nature will ROAR!!!!! Trail has two overlook pullover...  more »
  • This a nice ride. There are cabins and other stops to see along the way. The road is narrow and many turns and cutbacks. We went early and there were only a few cars on the road. The time we finished ...  more »