Trip Planner USA  /  Tennessee  /  Great Smoky Mountains National Park  /  Wildlife Areas  /  Roaring Fork

Roaring Fork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Categories: Wildlife Areas, Nature & Parks
Inspirock Rating:
4.8/5 based on 1,200+ reviews on the web
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.
Create a full itinerary - for free!
going to
read all reviews »
  • I had very fun time with kids . Very good trail . Not much wildlife . Children loved it. Very good place. 
  • We drove through to get to Rainbow Falls Trail and Grotto Falls Trail. We saw two bears before even getting to Bud Ogle's Place. (It was about 8 am in the morning.) It was good to see them from a dist...  read more »
  • This is perfect if you don't have a lot of time or energy to do a lot of walking and perfect if you do. Right off a road in downtown Gatlinburg, this one way scenic drive was gorgeous with plenty of p...  read more »
Nearby Attractions
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m
Visit for 4​h
Visit for 1​h 30​m
Visit for 2​h 30​m