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Address: Cade's Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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The trail head is halfway around the Cades Cove loop. Physically, the hike out to the falls is moderate, climbing up to and crossing two ridges along the way. Beautiful forest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 30, 2015
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Wiggins, Mississippi
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Wiggins, Mississippi
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99 reviews 99 reviews
42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

The trail head is halfway around the Cades Cove loop. Physically, the hike out to the falls is moderate, climbing up to and crossing two ridges along the way. Beautiful forest scenery the whole way! Loved it!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

Awesome hike, 2.6 miles each way. I love the up and down as it does not hit my knees so hard. About halfway you reach a small summit where we had awesome views and found a few lizards and such. The falls are not a huge drop but make up for it with power. Great place to have lunch before... More 

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Augusta, Georgia
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

We visited Christmas week in Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. We have hiked Laurel falls, Anna Ruby Falls, and Brasstown Bald with our 5 year old little girl. This hike was kind of muddy, pretty long, and slickery rock. There are really slim bridges you have to go over with railing only on one side. Once we got to the falls, I was... More 

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

I liked the constant uphill and downhill trail...It wasn't too hard... Took close to 3 hrs and we spent quite a bit of time at the falls...It is rocky, so wear hiking boots... The gush of water at the falls is amazing... Loved the experience...

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92 reviews 92 reviews
37 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

This is a great hike located in Cade's Cove. My wife and I have hiked a lot of trails in the Smokies and this is not easy but it's not the most difficult either. It is 5.5 miles roundtrip and the trail can be rocky and there are a lot of tree roots. Do yourself a favor and wear proper... More 

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Plantation
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

After reading these review it didn't scare me, but made me aware of what to expect. Yes, there are rocks, roots, steep highs and low grounds. The hike feels longer than 3-4 hours. But if you are steady, that amount of time is accurate. Please go in the morning, you do not want to catch yourself there in the dark.... More 

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MARYVILLE
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Although we went on a very busy fall day in the park, it was well worth sharing the trail for the views. It was for us a moderately physical hike until the top which is kind of tricky trying to climb up in sand. However, we were passed by a woman who was very pregnant and a woman carrying a... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

We made the round trip hike in just under three hours, the terrain is a bit tricky in parts and you may want to keep a close eye on young children. The falls were great, though I'm not sure if a dip in the pool would be a good idea.

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Indianapolis, IN
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107 reviews 107 reviews
50 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

We kind of lucked out in that it was drizzling which must have scared others away. Yippee. It was very pretty and worth the hike. The biggest frustration is that you go back into Cades Cove and even though it's one lane and there are tons of pull-offs with signs that tell people to pull over, we kept getting behind... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

A wonderful, albeit crowded, hike to these fantastic falls are definitely worth it. The falls themselves come over with such force and volume that there is a mist cloud that sprays up into the air. The trail reminds me of a roller coaster, you are going up a hill, then down, then up...etc so even though the elevation itself isn't... More 

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