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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Wow! My legs are so sore I can barely type this review. What a hike! We randomly picked this trail to hike during our weekend visit to the mountains and we loved it. The hike is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow! My legs are so sore I can barely type this review. What a hike! We randomly picked this trail to hike during our weekend visit to the mountains and we loved it. The hike is primarily uphill and not for the weak. We snuck our dog on to the trail and he was obsessed with the wilderness. We had... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

Beautiful area with lots of nature features to enjoy during the hike. Plan to be there early so you have enough time to reach the falls and come back during daylight.

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Westville, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

The last time we took this hike, we had a 9 month old. I remember this hike as a constant incline the whole way, until we got to the falls turn off. It was pretty tiring, but it was only a couple of miles long. The kids had a good time playing by the water & we looked for salamanders.... More 

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Thank CindyK48
Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This hike has lots of roots and stones and is not one to be hurried. I would say moderate to difficult is how to describe this trail. It is 4.4 miles round trip a gradual to steep climb is for most of the hike and straight down for a short time to the falls. The falls are beautiful and I... More 

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Byhalia, Mississippi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

This was an fantastic hike with shade the whole way. You can access the trail from the picnic parking lot at Cosby. The trail is 4.4 miles round-trip and considered moderate. My husband and I both thought it was a little more than moderate. We strongly recommend you take water and wear hiking boots. There are a lot of roots... More 

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Lisle, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

This was a fun hike but as with all hikes it depends on your abilities. I'm 53, a tad overweight and I love to hike. This hike is definitely moderate in difficulty. Tons of roots, lots of rocks and a very steep decent for .1 down to the falls. If it's raining that decent down to the falls would be... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This isn't an easy hike, and it's not nearly as popular as some of the other waterfall trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. That being said, depending on the time of year and the amount of recent rainfall, it can be a very enjoyable experience.

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Destrehan, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Easy to moderate 4 mile round-trip hike offering a bit more of a challenge (unpaved path) and a lot less people than the very popular Laurel Falls trail. I have hiked this trail several times with my favorite being winter. The leafless trees offer a few more long range views. Anytime of the year is a good time to hike... More 

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Alton, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My family took this hike in the mid morning which was great! My kids (14 and 6) did great on hike. This is not an easy hike, lots of uneven terrain and last hill to fall is a killer! It took us about 3 hours round trip and that was taking lots of breaks for exploration and snacks. We only... More 

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LaPlace, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Hen Wallow Water Fall is about a 20 drive from downtown Gatlinburg so there aren't as many people hiking the trail. It is not a difficult hike and the woods are very quiet. The only problem we had was Yellow Jackets they are out this time of year so just pay attention to where you are walking. They like to... More 

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