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

Our son found info on this beauty on the web. There aren't any signs directing to it, so it really is a hidden gem. The 170 steps was a bit intimidating at first, but so worth it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 22, 2015
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Lumberton, Texas
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Lumberton, Texas
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW via mobile

Our son found info on this beauty on the web. There aren't any signs directing to it, so it really is a hidden gem. The 170 steps was a bit intimidating at first, but so worth it! Its a quick hike to the top and what a reward!!! Amazing views!! We hiked rainbow falls later the same day... 5.5 mile... More 

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Kosciusko, Mississippi
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39 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW

I love this hidden gem. We have stopped by many times, and every time there is maybe two people here. The steps up are close to 75 maybe more. There are two steps that are big jumps up or down. Watch for those! Once you make it to top of stairs there is bench for a rest. Continue on for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015 NEW via mobile

This falls is beautiful and only a short walk up about 100 stairs. Great picture spot! We took two children and their grandparents up. Everyone was able to take the walk without any trouble.

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Doral, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

The view was worth every step, the WATER FALL was beautiful and the pictures were even better. The climb is a little steep, but not that long. There is no cost, just enjoy natures beauty.

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Yes there are many steps to get to the falls, but you can stop and catch your breath along the way. When you get to the top of the steps there is a bench you can rest on also before you make the short distance to the falls. Once you step up on the bridge and get a look at... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Loved visiting the falls and it was a beautiful place. It is a bit of a climb to reach the falls but well worth it. We went on a beautiful hot day but the falls cooled us down. Do not miss this beautiful site!

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Festus, Missouri
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Although you can park close to these falls, the hike up the stairs and then the path would be difficult for some...like someone with arthritis or breathing problems. You can rest any time you need to. Otherwise, I would say it's easy to get to because the hike is actually fairly short. There is a viewing platform at the top... More 

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Blackshear, Georgia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015 via mobile

We hiked to the falls in the middle of a snow storm, and we were the ONLY people there. The trail is steep, but not difficult. We were a party of 7. My daughter has spina bifida and uses crutches. We had to give her extra support to left her legs onto some of the steps. She was determined to... More 

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Murphy
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56 reviews 56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We must have visited when the water was high because the view was spectacular. The walk up was strenuous but short. The only negative was that it is not well marked. We found it all right but the signs could be larger.

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Elberton, Georgia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

It was breathtaking! Icecicles were dripping down the rocks! The steps are steep but worth the climb. Much prettier than anything man could build!

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