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

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Great hike and beautiful falls!

We did this hike yesterday with an 8, 5, and 2 year old. Toddler was in a frame carrier. The older kids walked the whole time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Although a long... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

We did this hike yesterday with an 8, 5, and 2 year old. Toddler was in a frame carrier. The older kids walked the whole time and thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Although a long hike (for kids) that had some climbing stretches, it was very rolling so it made it easier that no big up stretch was too long before a... More 

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Jonesboro, Arkansas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

Too many people congesting the trail. A massive amount of litter on the entire trail, and apparently someone felt the call of nature and dropped a deuce on the trail along with their TP. Disgusting! The waterfall was just ok. Nothing spectacular or worth the riff raff to get there. I'm being generous by giving it two stars.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

It took almost five hours, but we made it there and back! After several breaks on the way back and a few piggy back rides, we finally got our 5 year old back to the parking lot! Our 8 year old seemed to do fine, but wouldn't recommend it for much younger. Hike is about 2.5 miles one way. Take... More 

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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

This was our longest hike for our family of six that includes kids aged 12 to 20. The hike is 5.2 miles round trip. I thought it was easier than chimney tops even though it was longer. The waterfall was pretty but the highlight of the hike was the bear on the trail. We just slowly backed up and he... More 

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Vero Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

The trail was moderate. Beautiful day. The trail was better than I expected . My sons 11 and 7 years enjoyed the trail. The best are the waterfalls. We enjoyed swimming in the hole of waterfall. We will do again

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

This was a very long walk up, and down the mountains. Some areas are very narrow. I would not recommend taking little kids. My six year old was tired 1/2 way before we even reached the falls.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

The chance to see such a large beautiful waterfall up close is worth the five mile round trip hike. At the falls there is plenty of opportunity to splash around in several shallow areas for the large and small. If you feel adventurous you can swim towards the falls. You can't get very close because of the massive current, but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Abrams Falls Trail is approximately a 5 mile round-trip hike. Don't forget to pack hiking boots, water shoes and plenty of water for an enjoyable experience. It's located along the drive of Cade's Cove.

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Lexington, KY
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Please, for the love of all things good and holy, wear good hiking shoes. This isn't for the beginner hiker as it's a bit difficult but it's worth the trek to the falls. Bring lots of water and if you want to swim at the falls, a towel. The hubs and I love to hike and we really enjoyed this... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

This is a 2.5 mile hick there and back for a total of 5 miles. Getting there is the easy part. The falls are beautiful. The signs discourage swimming, but there were many people swimming and wading in the water. Getting back to the car separates the men from the boys! It was in the 90's when we went, so... More 

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Address: Cade's Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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