Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

(4.7/5 based on 1,100+ reviews on the web)
Set within the Great Smoky Mountains, Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a one-way drivable trail that grants great views of the mountain park as well as the famous Roaring Fork waterfall. The waterfall gets its name from the loud roar that echoes between the mountains after a large amount of rainfall. If you want to stretch your legs and get away from the car, you will find an abundance of trails for all abilities throughout the park. If you're interested in all things ornithological, you will want to keep an eye out for the 240-odd species of birds that inhabit the park. Put Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail into our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary maker to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • This is a beautiful motor trail... very easy to follow... clean and welcoming.... makes a great day trip!!... will go back 
  • I am writing this review after the fires of 2016 but the photos were taken just a few weeks prior. We have been visiting Gatlinburg in the fall annually to see the beautiful colors. Well this year (on...  more »
  • The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is a one way, one lane drive through a variety of scenery. The entire drive is through the forest with vistas, streams, and some waterfalls. There are multiple trai...  more »