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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Nice .6 mile hike

The ground is very flat, compared to most trails, and you are wandering along water most of the way. The falls are very cool, and if you look carefully, you can see several... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 1, 2015
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Louisville, Kentucky
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Louisville, Kentucky
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225 reviews 225 reviews
162 attraction reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

My wife and I took this trail and had a wonderful time. It is flat and the footing pretty steady. Everything is clearly marked, and we shot a boatload of picture along the stream and at the falls. Very ,very nice.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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38 reviews 38 reviews
6 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The ground is very flat, compared to most trails, and you are wandering along water most of the way. The falls are very cool, and if you look carefully, you can see several different types of rock from when the area was under geological stress. Pretty neat.

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Sarasota, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

NIce short walk to this small waterfall. A pretty smooth path along the river. It is right outside of the Sugarlands Welcome Center. Just enough for some one who wants to get into the woods but can't endure a hard trek.

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Nashville
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180 reviews 180 reviews
52 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Very easy hike for families, more crowded than some areas since it's near the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Still, an amazing waterfall. Great for strollers.

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Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
9 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My wife and I took a Park Ranger-led hike to Cataract Falls from the Sugarlands Visitors Center. VERY informative time, but the highlight was Cataract Falls, itself. Not dynamic or breathtaking really. Just beautiful, peaceful AND...there's a big log to sit on! Our tired old legs appreciated that, even though the hike is mostly level and very short. We both... More 

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Hike is short and an easy walk. Perfect for families with young kids not wanting to walk too far. Trail follows a creek to waterfall.

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Palm Harbor, Florida
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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

My kids and I stopped at the Sugarlands Visitor Center for advice on which falls to hike. When we were told we could hike here without driving up any mountain roads I was thrilled! I also was happy that it was a short hike, much easier for my kids to handle. The walk to the falls was beautiful! And the... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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57 reviews 57 reviews
34 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Cataract Falls is a short and easy hike from the Sugarlands Visitor Center and in a year with plenty of rain, it is absolutely beautiful! The falls provide a wonderful backdrop for photos and the trail is usually not too crowded.

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stratford upon avon
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126 reviews 126 reviews
89 attraction reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Although it was raining all day web started off at the visitor Center at oconaluftee and taking pictures of the Ground Hog or (whistling pig) which was feeding in the field opposite. They have a nice river walk behind the center. We then dr drove to the sugerlands visitor Center through the thick fog then took pictures of the Cataract... More 

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Greer, South Carolina
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

My wife and I found the falls by just driving around. Turns out is is easily accessible from the visitor's center. The trail along the stream looked easy. For ease of getting to the falls and the size of the falls, it is definitely worth seeing.

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