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Address: Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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This day hike was enjoyable. Although the falls of the area are not the most impressive I have seen (ex. Ithaca, NY or northern PA), still thoroughly worth the hike. The moss... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

This day hike was enjoyable. Although the falls of the area are not the most impressive I have seen (ex. Ithaca, NY or northern PA), still thoroughly worth the hike. The moss and fungus cover on the ground is beautiful and unique to this area. This alone was worth the effort. The walk itself had some rocky path that requires... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

The trail was labeled as "4 miles of strenuous hike" at the trail head and we prepared for it. The first part of 1.5 miles was not difficult at all and mostly along the water.We enjoyed the beautiful view and the sound. There's a sign telling you the remaining distance was 2.5 miles. After this, we started to feel more... More 

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Flint, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

This was more challenging than I thought it would, but read the reviews and had proper footwear. Bring plenty of water, especially in the summer, it was so humid the day we went. Also bring snacks and maybe a lunch when you reach the waterfall. Be prepared for a long journey, but once you reach the waterfall you will instantly... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The drive way to the trail head is scenic. There are plenty of shallow, cool water access along the drive way and at the beginning of the trail, so you can enjoy the trip even you don't reach the water fall eventually. A good place to visit if you have visited the major attractions in the Smokies and still have... More 

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

Perhaps for the well-conditioned individuals, this is an easy hike; for most folks it isn't. It's almost not a short hike, topping out at a little more than eight miles round-trip. But all of that being said, it's a beautiful result when you get to the Cascades. This is also a very popular hike so the parking area can be... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

We were told at the information center that this was one of the most beautiful spots in the Smokies but a very difficult hike. We thought we would give it a try. The day we went was very humid and add that to the dense forest and we were damp the whole day. Bring bug spray, water and great hiking... More 

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Dunmore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Our friend told us it was a short but difficult hike. He was half right. The hike was eight miles with significant vertical gain. My companion and I are both in the Army, so we made it without many problems. But this hike is not for beginners. Bring a snack and plenty of water and have an amazing hike.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 via mobile

This hike is 8 miles and I would say on my list of top 3 hikes in the Smokys. Wife and I wanted one last hike before we headed home and we picked this one. I have never done it before so didn't know what to expect. But this trail was amazing, nature at its finest. The hike was moderate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Started out early. Limited parking area was full by the time of our return. Path starts out simple but turns into rocky tree stump path with a large vertical climb. The last mile seems like the uphill battle will never end but it was so worth the fight! Suggest starting early. Wearing good hiking shoes. Bring water and pack lunch... More 

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Saint Peters
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

At the 2.8 mile mark - there is an old growth forest area with the largest poplars I have ever seen. The first mile is up an old logging road. At the 2.0 mile mark you reach the stream and smaller trail. It is most beautiful here. Later you will walk across a bridge and then a little ways up... More 

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