Place of 1000 Drips
Place of 1000 Drips 

This is a really cool place if the water flow is good. It's stop #15 on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail and it's right next to the road. The falls is on the left - parking is on the right, but it's limited to a few vehicles. The last time I stopped by was after a nice rain (all the shots on this page) but during drier weather it's just a place of a thousand drips - give or take...

Directions: From Hwy 441 in downtown Gatlinburg, go to stop light #8, reset your odometer, and turn on to Airport Rd. Online maps now show this as Historic Nature Trail. In about 0.6 miles, bear right on to Cherokee Orchard Rd. Pass the old Bud Ogle homestead which is a great stop for historic buildings in the Smokies. Continue on to the one way, then bear right on to the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail. This stop is 8.7 miles from the stop light back in Gatlinburg.


 
Place of 1000 Drips 

Just before getting to the Place of 1000 Drips, another smaller waterfall spills over the rocks on the left. There's no where to pull off here, so walk back up the road from the above mentioned parking. The next 2 shots are different angles of this falls. Again, you might not see anything during a dry spell. Once you pass this stop, continue on until the road leaves the park and becomes 2 way once again. At 10 miles from the stop light, you'll be back on US321 east of Gatlinburg. Turn left to head back towards downtown.

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