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Recommended Routes in Roaring Fork - 4

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Favorite Rainbow Falls
Intermediate/Difficult

Rainbow Falls

5.4 mi 8.7 km 1,607' Up 489.94 m Up 1,607' Down 489.89 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Grotto Falls
Intermediate

Grotto Falls

2.6 mi 4.2 km 515' Up 157.07 m Up 516' Down 157.18 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN
Favorite Rainbow Falls
Difficult

Mount Le Conte Loop

16.0 mi 25.7 km 3,960' Up 1207.09 m Up 3,964' Down 1208.13 m Down

Bryson…, NC
Favorite Stream in the Smoky Mtns.
Difficult

Mount Leconte: 6-Routes 3-Summits

50.2 mi 80.7 km 11,352' Up 3460.03 m Up 12,068' Down 3678.37 m Down

Gatlinburg, TN

Roaring Fork Running

  • 97 Miles 155 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 2 Easy Trails Easy Trails
  • 8 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 0 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Roaring Fork - 6

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2.8 mi 4.5 km #1Baskins Creek Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN 14 
6.6 mi 10.7 km #2Rainbow Falls Trail
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
9.0 mi 14.4 km #3Trillium Gap Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN 10 
1.9 mi 3.1 km #4Twin Creeks Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Easy/Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
1.4 mi 2.3 km #5Grassy Branch Trail
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
0.7 mi 1.1 km #6Noah Bud Ogle Place Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Easy/Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN

Photos of Roaring Fork - 34

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The sun sets over the mountains and through the trees along Baskins Creek Trail.
Nov 25, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
Leconte Creek flows along the mill, providing power to the mill. You can see the log used to divert water from the creek into the mill.
Nov 25, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
LeConte Creek
Sep 4, 2015 near Gatlinburg, TN
The trail comes to a skinny log bridge.
Jun 6, 2016 near Gatlinburg, TN
Grotto Falls in background with rock path on the right. Taken November 2018 on a rainy/snowy ascent of Mt. Laconte. A little rain makes the creek crossings swollen. Socks were damp to say the least even with Gortex leather mid-hiking boots.
Nov 11, 2019 near Gatlinburg, TN
The trail runs along a section of forest burnt by the Chimney Fire in 2016. Its easy to see the new growth amongst the damaged trees.
Nov 25, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
One of the steeper sections of the trail that climbs away from the falls back up toward the ridge.
Nov 25, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
The trail as it makes its way through the woods.  The oak trees are large throughout the woods.
Nov 25, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN