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Meigs Falls

Address: Little River Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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Type: Waterfalls, Outdoors
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bradenton, fl
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 NEW

As you are driving Little river road, make sure you are paying attention as you could drive by this roadside beauty. There is plenty of parking right in front of this waterfall, just be careful pulling back out in traffic. No hiking necessary so its good for all ages.

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Gatlinburg, Tennessee
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124 reviews 124 reviews
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

The falls are easy to see, but also easy to miss. They are right off the road and of you have a good camera you can take pics from there. Don't Blink while you drive Little River Road or you'll miss it.

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

Meigs Falls is just a little ways past the sinks on the left hand side of the road as you are heading towards Cades Cove. There is ample space to pull over and view the falls from the road so this probably the easiest waterfall for you to view in the Smokies.

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Columbus, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We had to pick a date from the drop down list and none of them were even close to when we visited. So ignore the date listed. I believe this visit was in August of 2010. We decided we really really wanted to see Meigs Falls up close. My husband and I were 58 and 59 at the time and... More 

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Birmingham, Alabama
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89 attraction reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

Meigs Falls is located just past The Sinks if you're traveling Little River Road from Gatlinburg toward Townsend/Cades Cove (the pull-off will be on your left). You can get wonderful pictures from the parking area, especially with use of a tripod. I do not recommend trying to climb down the wall and wade across the river to walk up to... More 

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Plantation, Florida
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87 reviews 87 reviews
53 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The falls are pretty and cool, but the only way to access it up close is walking a 3 mile trail from the sinks. If you don't hike, you can only see them from a pull off on the road. Very cool overall!

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Louisville, Kentucky
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94 reviews 94 reviews
67 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This falls is on Little River Rd if you are coming from Townsend it is 4.7 miles down Little River Rd there is a large pull off area. It is located allmost in the middle of the pull off. You can cross Little River and walk right up to the falls . Which I did if you try this PLEASE... More 

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Elizabethtown, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Having already hiked to Cataract Falls and stopped by The Sinks, Meigs was third on the list of waterfalls close by. Almost missed it. Slowed down and barely got a parking spot on the side of the road. Because it was across a river, it's hard to get up close. But it's free, no hiking and not much is blocking... More 

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Sherman, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Nice waterfall that can be viewed from a pullout on River Road about half way between the Townsend cutoff and Metcalf Bottoms picnic area. Most people drive right past this without ever knowing it is there. It will be on the left if coming from Gatlinburg or the right coming from Townsend. It's a great stop to stretch your legs... More 

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Pinellas Park, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I don't think the prior review is talking about the correct falls. Meigs is just off River Road about half way between Gatlinburg and Townsend. There is a large pull off right in front of the falls. You are standing about 300 feet from the falls at the pull off. You would have to climb down to the river and... More 

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