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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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  • An alternate choice from Cades Cove is Roaring Forks. You might consider this ride being the Cove opens late on Wednesdays because of the bicyclist. and is closed for cars so we ended up at Roaring Fo...  more »
  • This is a beautiful drive with historic cabins and houses. There is also a hike to a beautiful waterfall. I did not hike to the falls on this trip, but did a few years ago. If you are considering the ...  more »
  • The Roaring Fork Drive is nice, but I think I preferred Cades Cove. If you're in the area give it a try and see if you agree.