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Roaring Fork Auto Tour is a nice one-way drive starting just after the Rainbow Falls trailhead with pullouts to enjoy waterfalls, historic sites, views, rhododendron and other flowers and plants, and places to just chill and get back to nature. We saw evidence of the Gatlinburg fires and saw rejuvenation as well. We visited a roadside tub mill where they used to grind corn into meal, as well as a medium waterfall called the Place of the Thousand Drips. Saw a deer as well as some wild turkeys, and later on some pileated woodpeckers - three of them! Enjoy the ride and don't forget to stop and experience GSMNP.

Short hike but beautiful views!

Stunning waterfalls! The bridge that crosses the creek made me weary, but once I was over it, the views made my anxiety about crossing the bridge worthwhile.

Absolutely beautiful!

It was well worth the trip! The fall is stunning!

hiking
5 hours ago

Awesome. The hike is definitely worth it. The falls are absolutely beautiful.

The Hike down is not hard at all and not that far, it's about a 10 to 15min hike to the waterfall, If you go somewhat slow and take your time you will have no problems. The rocks are kind of slick when rains but It's worth the hike down once you get to the falls. The hike up isn't bad either.

trail running
9 hours ago

Nice single track with some good technical spots. Not quite 5 miles but enough to get a quick run in.