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Address: Gatlinburg, TN
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Good Hike for Beginners

At 4.4 miles, the hike is somewhat long for people who have never really hiked before. However, there is not much of an elevation gain and the trail is not terribly rough, except... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 8, 2015
Allison M
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Tampa, Florida
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Gatlinburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

Nice hike to a pretty waterfall and this trail never seems to be crowed, love it a beautiful area of the park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This was a great 2 hour hike. Maybe. Little over 2 hours if you take your time. At least this has signs along the way unlike rainbow falls. Wear comfortable, waterproof shoes. Take water and snacks to eat alone the way too. Great places to take pictures. A couple of smaller falls and streams.

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Harrison, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

This is a good hike for beginners. The trail is listed as Moderate by the forestry service but beginners may find it to be a bit of a challenge. I would suggest good hiking boots that are water proof as well as trekking poles. Water is also a must and a small snack such as granola bar would be a... More 

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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

At 4.4 miles, the hike is somewhat long for people who have never really hiked before. However, there is not much of an elevation gain and the trail is not terribly rough, except for maybe the last 1/10th of a mile. Nice waterfall, we saw it after a big snowstorm so the falls were full but I could see how... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

When we went to this water fall, the hike was the worst hike I've ever had. By the time we made it to the waterfall it looked like somebody was hanging a water hose over the mountain for the little water we saw. It was definitely not worth the hike. Don't do it!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The hike itself was beautiful lots of places to stop and take pictures! Being a beginning hiker and honestly not too in shape it was enjoyable. You can stop and and rest and natures beauty if you get tired. The falls were so pretty too. Loved the experience :)

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heart of bluegrass
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

I was a fan of the first 3/4 mile and thought it was a beautiful hike but after that . It got rough-maybe some storms had been in the area and lotn of debris downed limbs. Had to be very careful. No big deal. Made for an interesting hike. Crossed stream several times and really enjoyed the flora and fauna.... More 

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Saint Louis, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We hiked this trail after going white water rafting. It was much quieter and more remote than the other hikes closer to Gatlinburg. It was very rooty and rocky on the trail. It was a little more difficult than other trails we had done. There were some very narrow points along the trail, and the last part of it is... More 

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Carmel, Indiana
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Easy access from picnic parking lot on east side of park. Trail is easy to access with three log bridges to cross and gentle climb up. Last walk of 200 yards is steep decent but worse going down than coming up. Average size falls with large rocks at base and some water flow in July but not near as spectacular... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

My husband I hiked to Hen Walls Falls in June of 2014. We are not out of shape but we are also not super in shape. We are also in our early 30s. We found this hike doable but we did have to catch our breath a few time. The whole hike took about 3 hours which includes hanging out... More 

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