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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37783
+1 865-436-1200
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Scenic drive, with chance of seeing wildlife

It's a nice drive close to Gatlinburg. We saw a baby bear near the beginning of the drive, which... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Alice L
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Seattle, Washington
Go early!

This is nice nature loop that is closer to town and doesnt take as long. We went early in the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Chickiechicky
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Butler, Pennsylvania
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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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LOCATION
Rte. 441, Enter from stoplight 8 at Airport Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37783
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+1 865-436-1200
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Reviewed yesterday

It's a nice drive close to Gatlinburg. We saw a baby bear near the beginning of the drive, which was really amazing. It was so close by, and then crossed the road right behind our car. Other than that, the drive is quiet and really...More

Thank Alice L
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is nice nature loop that is closer to town and doesnt take as long. We went early in the morning and hiked the 1.4 miles back to grotto falls. I would not recommend taking young children back to the falls as the hike is...More

Thank Chickiechicky
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Reviewed 3 days ago

one way route through the forest, just outside of Gatlinburg. this nature trail offers a drive through mature tall trees, streams, old homesteads, hiking trails, a must see to put on your bucket list ! we like to go once a year to enjoy the...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This is a nice scenic drive with some interesting pull offs and places to explore a little. We went close to dark and hike a trail so wound up driving out in the dark. Leave plenty of time to enjoy the sights.

Thank Beth W
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Pull off from that highway ans stop and relax at numerous pull-offs! Great nature walk and sight seeing area for falls and wild life! Free fun and walking/hiking areas! Great place for a picnic!

Thank Marco C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This drive is so pretty. The road follows water on either side of the road. The only downfalll is people parking along the road at the different falls making it hard to pass.

Thank Barry B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Anything that des not rate 5 stars is no where near Gatlinburg. This drive is very quiet with beautiful., quiet wood scenery.

Thank Sandra H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a beautiful drivable trail, wherein you find a small stream flowing to your left or right. You will find many road side spots to park you car and enjoy the jungle and water stream at the peace and pace you want to. The narrow...More

Thank suneel_maheshwari
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Rippling streams, waterfalls, lots of wildlife and remains of early inhabitants homes and farms. All in a short drive just outside Gatlinburg. Quite a contrast to the glitz of Pigeon Forge's Parkway!

Thank taxmanken
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We drove this several times, it was awesome!! We saw a bear, it was walking along the road for awhile! Very beautiful and peaceful drive!! We loved it very much!!

Thank Shanon D
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lisa t
5 June 2018|
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Response from Ben S | Reviewed this property |
Pretty sure, but it’s a driving tour with few stops and some bears. I’d be careful of that.
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rottenreba
22 May 2018|
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Response from alhd1959 | Reviewed this property |
You don’t need anything. Just hop on and enjoy!
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Iamnameless
5 May 2018|
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Response from Eric M | Reviewed this property |
We did it see damage last October to the trail. After you exit the trail a number of buildings we’re either being rebuilt or repaired.
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