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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  • A very beautiful scenic drive and wonderful escape from the chaos and fast pace of downtown Gatlinburg. If you love nature, and God's creative wonders, this is it! 
  • It's another motor nature trail. The most view is the trees in different color. You can hike to Rainbow Falls and Grotto Falls. 
  • First of all, I need to add that this area is under drought conditions, and hasn't had any rain since early August - four months ago. The three days we were there, there were wildfires near the NC bor...  more »