Roaring Fork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

4.8
#2 of 102 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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  • There's nothing like the feel and smell of the forest air that hits you as soon as you get out of your car. Something that we all need more of! Roaring Fork is a spectacular area to drive around and.....  more »
  • this hike was not to dificult and was beautiful! It was a great hike for about 3-4 hours of excersise and lots of natural beauty.  more »
  • To my surprise the Roaring Fork was Open Christmas Day and my Mother, Son, and Myself were able to take in the beauty and tranquility of the Roaring Fork. I've been coming to this exact spot for over....  more »

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