Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Categories: Hiking Trails, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
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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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  • We recently drove the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. Unfortunately, we probably could have used more time to explore all of the features of this attraction. However, we did enjoy the hike to Grotto ...  read more »
  • We were a group of 7, 4 adults and 3 kids, ages 9, 10, and 13. We loved it! As soon as we drove in we saw a bear!! Stopped a lot at the creek that runs by the road, old homes, etc. There's a lot to do...  read more »
  • Awesome views! We saw a black bear. Expect to be in a slow line of traffic. There are lots of pull-offs and several hiking trails. 
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