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. See Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and all Great Smoky Mountains National Park has to offer by arranging your trip with our Great Smoky Mountains National Park online road trip planner .
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  • We've driven Cades Cove many times over the years, but this was our first drive on the Roaring Fork trail. It is totally different, which makes a nice contrast/complement if you do both drives. Do NOT...  more »
  • We just visited Roaring Forks Nature Trail again, and loved all the creeks, streams, old cabins and views. This time, we also hiked to Grotto Falls. It was a great walk with roots all over the trail a...  more »
  • We took the drive in the morning and it wasn't too crowded. The drive itself is fairly easy, but the second half of the drive is down hill and recommend dropping to a lower gear to save your brakes. T...  more »
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