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Recommended Routes in Roaring Fork - 4

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Favorite Rainbow Falls
Intermediate/Difficult 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
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Favorite Leave Only Your Footprints. The scene from Grotto Falls after a February morning snow fall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. From Dec. to mid-March, the trail begins at the Rainbow Falls Trailhead (6 miles r/t). Rest of the year, you can begin at Trillium Gap Trailhead for a 2.6-mile hike.
Intermediate Intermediate

Grotto Falls

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

Gatlinburg, TN
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Favorite Resting the legs after a long hike up. This view from atop Mt. Leconte is known as Cliff Top.
Difficult Difficult

Mount Le Conte Loop

16.0 mi 25.7 km 3,940' Up 1201 m Up 3,944' Down 1202.27 m Down

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

  • 21 Miles 34 Kilometers of Trail
  • 4 Recommended Routes
  • 1 Easy Trail Easy Trails
  • 5 Intermediate Trails Intermediate Trails
  • 7 Difficult Trails Difficult Trails
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Trails in Roaring Fork - 9

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2.8 mi 4.5 km #1Baskins Creek Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN 22 
9.0 mi 14.4 km #2Trillium Gap Trail
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate/Difficult Intermediate/Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN 14 
6.6 mi 10.7 km #3Rainbow Falls Trail
Difficult Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
Difficult Difficult
Gatlinburg, TN
1.4 mi 2.3 km #4Grassy Branch Trail
Intermediate Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Intermediate Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
0.7 mi 1.1 km #5Noah Bud Ogle Place Nature Trail
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN
Easy/Intermediate Easy/Intermediate
Gatlinburg, TN

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The start of Trillium Gap Trail.
Sep 4, 2015 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
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
The sun sets over the mountains and through the trees along Baskins Creek Trail.
Nov 25, 2017 near Gatlinburg, TN
On rainbow falls trail.
Jul 17, 2021 near Gatlinburg, TN
View from the trail
May 28, 2022 near Gatlinburg, TN
View from the road
May 28, 2022 near Gatlinburg, TN

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