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

Beautiful hike and great fun. Take lots of water but be sure to enjoy the scenery on the way up. 5 miles round trip.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Beautiful hike and great fun. Take lots of water but be sure to enjoy the scenery on the way up. 5 miles round trip.

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Syracuse, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This hike was good for the entire family. Although I prefer a longer hike, the kids... not so much. The hike required a hiking shoe (boots may be overkill). A small day pack is suggested for water and small snack. Altough the trail begins with many people it quickly filters down to a few by the end. A great way... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This was a nice hike on a hard path, though the path included lots of stones and tree roots. The falls were very nice (no swimming). we did see a bear near the log crossing, but it did not pay any attention to us. We watched a (10 point) deer walking in the water along the trail for about a... More 

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Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

The parking lot to the trail is located about half-way around the Cades Cove loop road just before the Cades Cove visitors center. Plenty of parking available in the parking lot. There are a couple of restrooms available which I would classify as slightly above port-o-potties. The hike to the falls is 2.5 miles (5.0 miles round trip). The path... More 

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Newnan Ga
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

The ranger in the park recommended this for fishing. We did not catch any fish but it was beautiful and right off of Cades Cove loop road. There are restrooms at the parking lot as well. We did not hike in very far but family's that did seemed to enjoy it and said it was not a bad hike.

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Lenoir, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

nice two and a half mile hike to the falls. easy trail to hike need to go early to avoid the crowd. better in winter not many people

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Central City, Iowa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This hike is simply awesome. It is only slightly moderate and goes up and down both ways rather than just up one way and down the other which is nice. The falls are beautiful and the pool below them is very swimmable, we swam even though it was quite cool water! I highly recommend this trail even if you aren't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Excellent hiking trial, however it could be quite difficult for families with small children or people with difficulties walking up extreme elevations. It rained once we started the hike however we continued and made it to the falls. Very pretty and worth the effort. Will definitely do again.

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Farmington Hills, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

A nice hike across the forest and mountains. Not too bad if you are fit enough but definitely not easy. The falls are great. Water bit murky but we still swam in the pool.

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Cypress, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

This is a great hike, however, if you don't like hiking with a ton of other people, or don't like a ton of traffic to get to the trailhead, don't do this hike. There was a lot of up and down and the trail had a lot of roots and rocks, so wear proper shoes! I had to shake my... More 

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