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Address: Historic Nature Trail Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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A must see in the Smokies

Don't leave the Smokies without taking this relaxing drive. A short distance but with fantastic views.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't leave the Smokies without taking this relaxing drive. A short distance but with fantastic views.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely walk, went nice and early when no one else was about, simply wonderful. On route back it started to get a little busier. Great activity any time of the year!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a week in the Pigeon Forge area and visited Roaring Fork every evening just before dusk. We spotted bears every day! We will be visiting again this summer and hope that the fire hasn't completely destroyed the bear habitat.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Roaring Fork is one the most beautiful streams in the Smokies ...in fact it is said to be the steepest stream in the US east of the Mississippi...and thus the drainage has an abundance water features...falls, gorges, deep plunge pools etc. This is true of both the main stream and smaller tributary branches. The steep descent and open-air falling water... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

We really enjoy this motor loop! We have seen bears and plentiful deer. The hikes to many water falls are off this loop. It's a must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

An alternate choice from Cades Cove is Roaring Forks. You might consider this ride being the Cove opens late on Wednesdays because of the bicyclist. and is closed for cars so we ended up at Roaring Fork and sure glad we did. Beautiful landscape to drive through and not as busy as Cades Cove. A very quite ride and hardly... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a beautiful drive with historic cabins and houses. There is also a hike to a beautiful waterfall. I did not hike to the falls on this trip, but did a few years ago. If you are considering the hike, be sure to research to decide if you are in good-enough shape to do it. The Ogle cabin and... More 

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Kenner, Louisiana
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

The Roaring Fork Drive is nice, but I think I preferred Cades Cove. If you're in the area give it a try and see if you agree.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

The Ogle Place is the first main stop along a Roaring Forks Motor Trail. The home and barn are nice, but littered with grafitti. The real joy to this stop is found in the nature trail loop. It is relatively short, but packed with fun sites. You cross bridges made from fallen trees, can explore the creek, climb a massive... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Can't believe we were never here before. Beautiful area. Lots of spots to pull off for photos. Waterfalls to hike to from easy to moderate. If you're lucky you can spot a bear in the early hours of the morning. Nice little area at the end of their drive with restrooms.

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