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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Nice short path for families with small kids

A perfect, easy walk for families with kids or people not interested in doing a strenuous hike. Beautiful scenery. Very enjoyable day for the family.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 17, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

This was an easy walk and short distance round trip. My toddler had fun following the path. My husband and son made their way through the creek without trouble.

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Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 NEW

We have done this trail a few times now. It is a really easy hike that is mostly flat. There is one set of stairs at one point in the trail, but it is a pretty easy hike. It is really kid friendly since there are no steep drop-offs to worry about. Even really little kids can do this, as... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

A perfect, easy walk for families with kids or people not interested in doing a strenuous hike. Beautiful scenery. Very enjoyable day for the family.

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

It's is a great place to take children to see a Waterfall. Considering that it is only .7 miles. It is such an easy hike. It also follow a shallow stream for children to wade in. You can also purchase a medallion for your hiking stick! I wouldn't go back without children. I would hike to a different Waterfall if... More 

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Chicago,IL
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was a super easy hike with our 7 and 3 year old kids. They had fun and the trail was easily marked. It was a little busy, but everyone was nice to each other and helped each other with pictures and taking turns at the falls.

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Fort Recovery, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Nice waterfall with an easy trail to get to the falls. Trail is shaded and along a creek. Lots of photo ops here. Parking is at the nature center which is very nice as well.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Simple one mile round trip walk from Sugarlands Visitor Center (which you should browse!) Path is flat. One staircase. You won't be only people on path since originates from visitor center. Great for all ages. This was a nice simple path after doing a 4 mile "moderate" hike. My kids were glad it was short. Pretty stream. Glimpse of nature.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

These are small falls that are a short walk from Sugarlands Visitors Center. There is a short easy trail of 5-10 minutes to the actual falls. If you are near Sugarlands you can visit, though there are much better activities to do and locations to go to. Not recommended.

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bradenton, fl
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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

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