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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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  • Lovely walk, went nice and early when no one else was about, simply wonderful. On route back it started to get a little busier. Great activity any time of the year!  more »
  • We spent a week in the Pigeon Forge area and visited Roaring Fork every evening just before dusk. We spotted bears every day! We will be visiting again this summer and hope that the fire hasn't comple...  more »
  • Roaring Fork is one the most beautiful streams in the Smokies ...in fact it is said to be the steepest stream in the US east of the Mississippi...and thus the drainage has an abundance water features....  more »