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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Nice falls close to everything.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 16, 2015
Rblethun
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Greer, South Carolina
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Greer, South Carolina
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41 reviews 41 reviews
21 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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Wiggins, Mississippi
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42 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

You start the "hike" at Sugarlands Visitor Center. It's not a real hike. I believe it's mostly flat ground with a few gentle inclines - maybe one area that is a little bit "steep", but not really. If you can walk through a grocery store to grocery shop, you can do this hike. The falls themselves aren't very large, but... More 

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Arab, Alabama, United States
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56 reviews 56 reviews
30 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We needed an easy trail after having been on a loooooong hike the day before, stopped at the ranger station and landed here. Only .5 mostly flat walk to the fall. Certainly not the best falls. Average for the area. It was nice though. We continued on the trail for a few hours but we were too tired to go... More 

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bradenton, fl
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61 reviews 61 reviews
27 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

The walk to the waterfall was better than the waterfall itself. The wife and I stopped several times along the way and looked for stones in the creek. The waterfall was ok at best.

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Farmington, Missouri
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

We only did the Cataract Falls because it had a short hike in and the weather was pretty crappy when we were there. I think it was .05 mile to the falls and the trail was clearly visible and easy to walk. Once we reached the falls it was only about a 40ft fall that was honestly just an average... More 

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Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina
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152 reviews 152 reviews
75 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

The Cataract Falls is right near the Sugarland Visitor Center. It's a short walk to the falls. The falls were pretty. Nice for pictures but kind of small, still very pretty. It is an easy walk.

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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17 reviews 17 reviews
16 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

The journey to these falls is a nice leisurely walk from the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Plenty of interesting trees and plants to look at along the way and it is relatively flat. The falls are neat, not the most impressive falls you will see but worth the short walk to see them. I never knew this trail even existed but... More 

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Bartlett, Tennessee
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

The Cataract Falls are a short distance from the Sugarlands Visitor Center. The Falls are pretty but they aren't one of the bigger more powerful Falls in the Smoky Mountain State Park. We enjoyed the walk to the Falls and our volunteer park guide was very informative.

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Mattoon, Illinois
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

My husband and I visited Cataract Falls on Tuesday 10/21/14. It was a very gentle hike to a pretty waterfall. We were there very early in the morning (sunrise) and had almost the entire place to ourselves. We saw a runner at one point, but we didn't see anyone else until we returned from the hike afterwards. Very pretty, peaceful,... More 

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94 reviews 94 reviews
40 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I found out this was right behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center, so my husband and I walked back to it. This is a good way to take a short hike to get a look at the forest as well as see a nice little waterfall. Most of the trail is paved or at least has a well traveled pathway. This... More 

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