Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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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  • On a rainy day, we found a break in the rain long enough to take this short driving loop right in the heart of Gatlinburg. It is just off of light #8 and takes about an hour to go through. Mostly just...  more »
  • Very close to Gatlinburg and convenient. We made this loop about every night since it was literally out the back door of our hotel. Saw deer and bear. Worth doing  more »
  • This was both beautiful (over and over and over) and a bit sad to see areas that were burned. Grotto falls is a wonderful hike and there were so many other pull offs that had breathtaking beauty. I gu...  more »
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  • This a great driving trail. Plenty of places to pullover, get out, take a short hike, or view. Excellent for traveling with kids that can't/don't walk long distances. We saw a bear near the road by a picnic area. We got out and played in a stream and a small waterfall. We went on a couple short hikes. It was a wonderful morning.
  • This place is certainly a fine dinning experience. We were taken care of beautifully by their entire team. A fresh four course meal was prepared for us. The only negative was our table location near the small bar and line to the single- person restroom
  • Beat the "cove" crowd and the winding drive. Great little 30 min nature hike at the Ogle homestead...beautiful river at the halfway point. But get there before 10:00 to find a spot in the small parking lot. Kinda hard to find...turn at streetlight number 6.
  • Awesome driving trail. Roads are narrow and very steep an you descend from the mountain. Hard on your brakes but well worth it
  • Very beautiful scenic drive with several historic stops along the way.