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Address: Airport Road/Cherokee Orchard Road, Adjacent to Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Nature Trail Shows Impact of Fire on the Forest

I have walked this nature trail many times over the years. Last week I did so again and was surprised to see the impact that the recent wildfires had on the forest in the area... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Joseph W
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Memphis, Tennessee
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have walked this nature trail many times over the years. Last week I did so again and was surprised to see the impact that the recent wildfires had on the forest in the area. I knew the fire had gotten close to the cabin but I did not realize how close. The nature trail is a good example of... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I enjoyed stopping to see the cabin. It is right by the road and there is a parking area so it is very easy to access. The walk to the cabin is short from the parking area. It's interesting to try to imagine how someone lived in such a basic cabin that would have been so isolated without the paved... More 

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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

A short, easy (mostly flat) trail with good history. Definitely something to see, especially in spring when the dogwoods are blooming by the cabins.

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Atlanta, United States
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Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two buildings on the property with a hiking trail and easy parking. It is an amazing treasure to visualize how the early settlers lived.

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Marion
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 228 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This irreplaceable historic structure survived the fire because of the heroic efforts of the National Park Service and all the fire crews in the area who were literally taking heat from the fire and from property owners who suffered losses as not everything in the fire's path could be saved. The Ogle cabin was given a high priority to preserve... More 

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Clearwater, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have no clue as to how this wooden structure survived the Great Fire of 2016. Not many parking spaces nearby so the trails away from the house are not crowded. The views of the river out back are awesome.

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1 Thank Bob19512014
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24 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

We love coming here and we were delighted to know that it didn't burn in the November 2016 fires. Always worth a visit to this area!!

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Loveland, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2017

Did this little nature walk after hiking to Rainbow fall. There is an old cabin and barn. Interesting to see how the fire was all around cabin, but buildings stayed unharmed.

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Thank redhawk47988
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

Great to see historic settlements and learn more about the families from the past whom settled in the area!

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Anderson, South Carolina
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Easy, short walk from the Roaring Fork Motor Trail - beautiful photos of the cabin and barn; I did not walk to the barn. So, I do not know if you can go inside.

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