Roaring Fork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#1 of 105 in Wildlife in Tennessee
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. Make Roaring Fork part of your personalized Great Smoky Mountains National Park itinerary using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online route builder .
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  • We drove this loop with our four year old and had a great time! We stopped at the Ogle farm trail on our way in and enjoyed that hike. We also made several stops along the trail to get out and see the...  more »
  • If you only have time for one nature drive and must choose between cades cove and this one, choose this one. Why you may ask? Well because this is the road less traveled. This goes through woods like ...  more »
  • Did this drive on a Sunday afternoon and stopped at several of the log cabins and a mill along the 1-way road. We were hoping to see wildlife but, alas, none. Nice ride thru the woods but left me want...  more »
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