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Address: Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
Phone Number: (865) 430-1613
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What a sight!

It's worth the 159 steps plus more to walk up. I by no means am in shape and I wore sandals because I wasn't prepared but did it! Such a gorgeous waterfall!

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 27, 2015
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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Huntersville, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

It's worth the 159 steps plus more to walk up. I by no means am in shape and I wore sandals because I wasn't prepared but did it! Such a gorgeous waterfall!

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Monrovia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

We loved hiking up the 156 to the 200ft or more waterfall! Such a lovely place. There was a geocache there too so it made for a perfect afternoon.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Make sure when your headed down there, that when you pass the koa its about a mile down and there is a small sign above the stop sign on the right. the first day we passed it and had to look again the next day. takes only a few mins to walk up and its well worth it!! cant wait... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

The first section of the hike is 164 steps up the mountain. It is not a hard walk though and once you reach the top of the steps, the rest of the walk is easy. Definitely worth the short hike!

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Denham Springs, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

We took the trek up the stairs to view this waterfall and it was well worth it to see this view. After making it to the top of the stairs, my husband and I contemplated playing the "Rocky" theme song. I'm really grateful we did though. I would highly recommend wearing good hiking shoes to this area though. I would... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is just outside Smoky Mountain National Park on the Cherokee reservation. Easy climb with good steps to a lovely waterfall.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

161 Steps up to heaven. We talked to many who were camping around the falls (KOA, Jellystone, etc.) asking what was a must do? Surprised how many people have been repeat campers and never taken the time out to see this beauty. If you are feeling really adventurous wear your rivers shoes and climb up to the base of the... More 

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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16 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful waterfall and so easy to get to. There are lots of steps but so worth it when you get to the top.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

As many have stated, this feature is relatively easy to get to compared to other falls sites. The stairs may look daunting but with enough time most able-bodied folks should be able to get to the bridge and enjoy the view. Tip: It's probably not recommended or sanctioned by the park, but if you hop the viewing bridge on the... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

I could have stood there gazing at the falls for hours! It was a climb up 160 steps but not strenuous, even my sister-in-law with a bad knee managed it.

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