Roaring Fork Smoky Mountains Tour
DEPARTS Pigeon Forge, TN
Pigeon Forge to Smoky Mountains
Plan a Smoky Mountains Holiday Tour!
- Small Group Experience: Go where tour buses can’t—on an intimate tour of the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
- Tour Gatlinburg: Roll through charming Gatlinburg into the western hills of Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Scenic Drive: Experience the 5.5-mile-long, one-way, scenic loop from a custom, heated Pink Jeep Wrangler
- Panoramic Vistas: Capture sweeping views of the Smokies from high mountain outlooks
- Forest Bathing: De-stress under the forest canopy, riding next to a roaring stream and past cascading waterfalls
- Historical: See historic log cabins, mills and other structures from the early pioneer days
- Guided & Narrated: Learn about mountain folklore, geology, flora and fauna from local Certified Adventure Guides
- 4x4 Adventure: End with a thrilling off-road jeep excursion on a private trail
Book early to lock in your tour with Plan Ahead Pricing, as prices may increase at any time based on seasonality or availability.
Traveling the Smoky Mountains’ Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail is one of the best things to do in Gatlinburg! Your adventure begins when you climb aboard our custom, heated Pink® Jeep® Wrangler at our Pigeon Forge, TN location. From here, you’ll go where the tour buses can’t—and end with a thrilling, 4x4 off-road jeep tour.
Your Certified Adventure Guide will bring mountain folklore to life as you pass through the charming town of Gatlinburg and roll into the western hills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Soon, the narrow Roaring Fork Nature Trail twists and turns along a 5.5-mile, one-way, paved scenic loop named after the mountain stream that runs alongside it.
With your camera in hand and your guide navigating the steering wheel, you can relax under the canopy of trees and soak up the sights and sounds. The enclosed, heated Jeep® ride ignites your senses. You’re headed on an intimate journey through thick forest, past a cascading waterfall and into the days of early pioneers.
Along the way, you’ll learn about the hardwood forest in the Smoky Mountains. The narrow-paved path climbs through oak, magnolia, maple and tulip trees to the pinnacle, where mountain overlooks offer striking views.
The Roaring Fork Motor Trail is dotted with historic homesteads, well-preserved log cabins, grist mills and other structures of the 1800s. As you pass the Noah “Bud” Ogle Place, you’ll hear tales of the Ogle family, some of the first settlers to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Enjoy a guided interpretive walk at the Alfred Reagan Place and Tub Mill. Reagan was a jack of all trades—farmer, carpenter, blacksmith, general store owner and gristmill owner. Famous for its turquoise-colored doors, the Reagan House is the only historic home on the Roaring Fork Trail that has been painted.
As your Jeep descends the winding road, the stream builds and begins to roar. Soon, cliff-hugging waterfalls and rolling waters offer unspoiled stops for remarkable photo opportunities. From the Roaring Fork scenic drive, it’s one last pass through Gatlinburg towards a thrilling, off-road experience on private land.
You'll go home from your Smoky Mountains vacation with memories to last a lifetime!
Know Before You Go
- Children under 2 are not permitted on this tour
- Tour stops include walking on rocky, uneven terrain
- Guests with limited mobility can choose to stay in the vehicle at stops
- Pregnant guests cannot take the 4x4 portion of tour; can wait at a covered pavilion
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Following are real guest reviews, voluntarily submitted and unedited.
THE BEST RHING I HAVE EVER DONE I LOVED IT SO MUCH IT WAS INCREDIBLE AND AMAZING JEANIE WAS BEAUTIFUL AND LOVELY AND AMAZING
Ashley Taylor, 2023
Jeanie was fantastic!! I loved the tour and LOVED having Jeanie as our guide! She was funny, friendly and very knowledgeable! Hillbilly was also behind the desk and was incredible to talk to!
The tour was amazing and the guide was stellar!
Tour was great. Would have liked a quick photo stop at the Great Smokey Mtn National Park Sign. Otherwise no changes. Our sons LOVED the off road course enough to want to go around two times!
The tour was very educational and a cool experience
EXCELLENT.. The information about the history and place on our stop was knowledgeable. Beautiful scenery
The tour guide did good job. We did miss that the off road portion was a course rather than truly in the mountains - but it was still nicely done.
It was exciting, amazing, and so much funn
The tour was a lot of fun and a great experience overall. I think our tour guide made all the difference. We had a great group as well since it was myself, a friend and another family we didn’t know who were friendly. However, Mike was awesome, provided great service, accommodating, helpful and knowledgeable. Went above and beyond. And if he wants to pursue a different career it would definitely be photography. Because he was great at that too.
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