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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Beautiful waterfall this time

The waterfall was flowing a little harder this time than the last time we were here. We brought my 13 old yr this time and he enjoyed the hike and climbing on some trees to the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
yankeedad69
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bradenton, fl
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bradenton, fl
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79 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The waterfall was flowing a little harder this time than the last time we were here. We brought my 13 old yr this time and he enjoyed the hike and climbing on some trees to the left of the falls. The creek along the trail is still the best part of the hike as you can listen to mother nature... More 

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Stouffville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

It's well worth the 30-40 minute round trip walk to the falls. Although I wouldn't call the path accessible, it should no problem for walkers of all ages. The trail has periodic signs describing some of the natural habit which was interesting. So glad that we went!l

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Everywhere
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This hike is not very difficult and not very long. It follows a stream and is lovely. I'm a fan of water so I loved that it was visible for the entire hike and not just the falls at the end. These are not huge falls, but I think they're worth such a hike as this. We had a stroller... More 

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Granger, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This was a very fun, easy hike to take the kids. The falls were beautiful and the kids could even run ahead since there were no dangers of falling with the easy dirt trail.

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New Haven, Missouri
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75 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Why not? Easy hike to the falls especially for the little ones. It's right next to the visitors center so a great first short hike for the day. More like a walk than a hike.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

Cataract Falls is an easy hike with virtually no climbing, except for a small set of stairs near the falls. We can walk alongside Fighting Creek until and can come up to Cataract Falls.There is a small wooden bridge on the way

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Grand Rapids, MI
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172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 252 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

We did this as a ranger-led walk. It was disorganized to start, with no one (staff or visitors) really knowing where we were all to meet. Once we finally got going, the walk was ok. The ranger was knowledgeable. He pointed out a lot of different kids of trees and plants, which is fine, but not exciting. A lot of... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We took our three little ones on this hike. They are 6, 7, and 8 years old. My fiancé's two girls had never been on any kind of hike before and we wanted to choose something that would be a good introduction to hiking. The trail is flat and it runs along a creek that the kids absolutely loved playing... More 

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Valparaiso, Indiana
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32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stopped at the By Pass Visitor Center and got great information. Then stopped at the Sugarland Visitor Center and took the short hike to Cataract Falls. It is short and very flat, but not paved. It follows a narrow creek. The falls are very small so it is best seen first in your visit. Little kids can do it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Most of the trail is flat and even. Short .6 mile round trip walk to see a beautiful waterfall. Would be great for families with young/elderly people who can't handle 2 or 3 mile rough hikes.

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

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