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Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail

ROARING FORK MOTOR NATURE TRAIL -- ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL SCENIC BYWAYS IN THE GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS

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The Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is an intimate journey through the Smoky Mountain's lush mountain wilderness. In places, it reveals some of nature's secrets, while in others it weaves the story of the people who once lived here. Water is a constant companion on this journey. Cascades, rapids, and falls adorn the roadside. The sound of rushing water is never far away. The air feels damp and tropical throughout the summer months, yet the icy water rarely reaches 60o F.

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Along the route are many hiking trails including the hike to Grotto Falls. This same trail continues to Brushy Mountain and Mt. LeConte. At the end of Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, you will find Ely's Mill, a family owned and operated mill built in 1925.

Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
One Way Mileage: 8 miles
Driving Time: 60 minutes
Location: Cherokee Orchard Road, Gatlinburg TN
Road Condition: 1-way, paved

Directions:
From downtown Gatlinburg, take Historic Nature Trail Road. Go past the public park (on your right).

 


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