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Address: Big Cove Road, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cherokee, NC
Phone Number: (865) 430-1613
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Simply Beautiful

It was a great experience and adventure. The only setback was the recent snowfall made it tricky and very challenging from a safety perspective. However, we made it and it was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
RavenE2012
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Pearland, Texas
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Pearland, Texas
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50 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was a great experience and adventure. The only setback was the recent snowfall made it tricky and very challenging from a safety perspective. However, we made it and it was worth it 100 percent to see the beauty.

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Thank RavenE2012
Augusta Ga
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101 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice falls for a little effort. Very short walk so it's good to do before you're big hike of the day. There are some stairs involved but they aren't steep.

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Thank DoWeDive
Fort Smith, Arkansas
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10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

This place is a little hard to find, but worth the trouble. The walk is fairly short as it took us a total of 15 minutes to walk there and back. However, the stairs are plentiful and steep and the path is not level. We saw several people turn back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

This is an easy drive up a paved mountain road. There are no facilities, so plan accordingly. There had been many storms the week prior to us visiting which made for very wet trials and an amazing waterfall. My husband decided to take three of our teenagers and explore an old rarely used trail that runs up the left side... More 

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Anna Maria Island, Florida
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19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

We went there expecting a grand hike. But the reality is, it is a quick groomed stair climb to a wonderful waterfall. The fall was beautiful. But really, was not a hike. Worth the trip though. Another thing, we went when the parkway was closed and my GPS sent me on some back one lane road into the parking lot.... More 

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Thank JoseTex
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

The hike isn't to awful bad, maybe about half of a mile. There are benches to sit and rest along the way. There are quite a few stairs, but you can pace yourself. It is beautiful to see! Well worth the stop!

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Thank Teri C
Maryville
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

The walk is nice, and if you get tired there are a few benches along the way. There are stairs, so pace yourself. I think this is worth the effort though. The only bad part is if there has not been rain for a while the fall is not as impressive, so go spring or fall for the best views,... More 

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Westville, Indiana
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221 reviews
170 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Take Big Cove Road past the KOA. Maybe 1/2 mile there's another campground (can't remember the name) on the right side of the road. Turn in & immediately park in a fairly large lot. The hike is not long, maybe .5 miles. There are a lot wooden stairs. The falls are beautiful. You may want to try to go early... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Trails are generally good but with some tricky underfoot conditions as always you need to wear the right footware worth a visit

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Thank Dave H
Orlando, Florida
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32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2015

Between 160-170 steps will lead you to a beautiful veil of waterfalls. Take your time on the way up as the stairs are slippery. It's worth the walk. Several people asked me if the steps were worth it as I was heading down and the answer is yes.

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