Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Must see · Hiking Trail · Nature / Park
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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  • The times I have visited, I always go early. Nice and peaceful drive. Beautiful scenery. Unfortunately I did not see any bears. There are a lot of places to pull off. Plenty of hiking and waterfalls.....  more »
  • Road closed March 26 & 27 2021 So sad. This is one of my favorite spots to visit. We made it as far as Buds Cabin and Rainbow falls entrance and the rest was closed.  more »
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