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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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  • The Trillium Trail was amazing. The waterfall at the top is worth the challenging hike. Lots of incline on the way up plus the rocks and roots make you pay attention the whole time up and down. Took a...  more »
  • As Cade Cove was closed for cars because of Wednesday being a bike and walk day (?) we ended up at Roaring Fork and boy were we glad. Beautiful landscape to drive through and not as busy as Cades Cove...  more »
  • We have been here in the past and really enjoy the peaceful drive through the woods . We decided to go this time right before sunset and it turned out to be a great choice . We saw two bear at two dif...  more »