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Roaring Fork Motor Trail
Great Smoky Mountains - Roaring Fork Motor Trail
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Activity Type Creek Access, Scenic Drive
Features Scenic, Historic buildings, Swimming, Hiking acess, Wildflowers
Recommended Age 0-2 yr, 3-5 yr, 6-8 yr, 9-12 yr, 13+ yr
Family Activity Cost* Free
Duration 1/4 day
  • 5.5 mile long, one-way looping road.

  • See the beautiful forest, cascading streams, wildflowers and historic buildings.

  • Drive the road after a hard rain, you will hear the roaring fork.

  • Before the Roaring Fork starts, stop at Noah "Bud" Ogle trail [0.75 mile, 100 ft climb]. See mountain farmstead and surrounding hardwood forest. Check out creekside tubmill and the Ogle's handcrafted wooden flume plumbing system. Kids will love crossing the fallen tree bridge, play in the creek and climb a huge boulder.

  • It starts right off from the Gatlinburg downtown.

  • Swim, wade or just hang out by the river.

  • 2 hiking trailsheads are located; Rainbow Fall [5.4 miles, 1685 ft climb] and Grotto Fall [2.6 miles, 585 ft climb].

  • Buses, trucks, trailers and RVs are not allowed.

  • The road is closed during winter.

  • GPS is of Rainbow Fall Trail parking lot, which leads to Roaring Fork Motor Trail.

  • *Estimate based on a family of 4 with 5, 8 yr. old kids for the least expensive activity offered.

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    Website Link Gatlinburg, TN
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