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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 Ogle Place is the first main stop along a Roaring Forks Motor Trail. The home and barn are nice, but littered with grafitti. The real joy to this stop is found in the nature trail loop. It is rela...  more »
  • Can't believe we were never here before. Beautiful area. Lots of spots to pull off for photos. Waterfalls to hike to from easy to moderate. If you're lucky you can spot a bear in the early hours of th...  more »
  • 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 »