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Not as crowded but very nice

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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Birmingham, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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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Terre Haute, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

The hike is a 4 mile roundtrip, but after a rain fall it is very beautiful. The hike goes through beautiful woods and goes through an area where there is a break in the forest so you can see the sky (It looks like a tornado hit there). The falls are nice. A great hike.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Our family decided to do this hike because I and been there with my parents as a kid over 25 years ago and wanted to share it with my kids. The first .5 mile or so was very enjoyable but after that the trail was more difficult. Lots of mud from all the rain which made it a little dangerous.... More 

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The weather was ok for us. Not a lot of people on the trail on the way up. Highly recommend hiking boots and not tennis shoes. Trail is steep, rocky and lots of roots but the hike is worth it. I would not recommend small children (under 10). Total time round trip was right at 3 hours.

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Altamonte Springs, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

Husband, two sons ages 8 and 10 and I completed! It seemed like we looked down on the path 99% of the time. There were rocks, tree roots and uneven ground the entire time. It took us about 80 minutes to reach the Cascade or Waterfalls. We stayed a little bit for photos and snack break. We saw a few... More 

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Central Florida, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We hiked up to Hen Wallow Falls on June 9. The entry of the trail is beautiful. It feels like you are walking into a tunnel of beautiful greenery. While we did see people on the trail it wasn't crowded. Parking was plentiful. The hike itself was enjoyable and a little challenging. We brought snacks with is so we were... More 

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Round Rock, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

Nice water fall and some awesome views over the park. The trail hike was a bit more than moderate but worth the hike.

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