Roaring Fork, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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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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  • I grew up going to the Smokey Mountains and had never ever been here. It was just so lovely. It was crowded, but there were places to hike, lunch and just be in nature. It is a great area to be right ...  more »
  • We traveled up but were limited on time due to a scheduled show. We went to the entrance of rainbow falls trail and got to hike a lil bit. Such peace in being outside with nature. As we left, about .5...  more »
  • We traveled the trail with family and friends. Views were amazing. We loved seeing the scenic mountains and wonderful old buildings. Stopped along the way and enjoyed a picnic lunch along the meanderi...  more »
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