Due to fires and storm damage on the Tennessee side of the park, portions of some trails may have been impacted. Visit the Temporary Closures and Alerts page for more information. – View more

Roaring Fork gets its name from one of the largest and fastest flowing mountain streams within the national park. The winding trail allows visitors to slow down and take in the stunning views of the forest, rushing streams and historic buildings including, preserved log cabins, grist mills, and other remarkable structures.

Directions to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail:
If you’re coming from Pigeon Forge, turn off the parkway at traffic light #8 near Gatlinburg, TN. Follow the Historic Nature Trail Road to the Cherokee Orchard entrance to the National Park.

Special notes: 
The nature trail is closed during the winter.
Buses, trailers and motor homes are not allowed on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.