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Hen Wallow Water Falls

Gatlinburg, TN
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Ranked #33 of 68 Attractions in Gatlinburg
Type: Waterfalls
Most recent review
- Jul 26, 2014
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Saint Louis, Missouri
18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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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106 reviews 106 reviews
17 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
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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Bellevue, Nebraska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

My wife and I arrived at the trailhead around 7am and the area was completely empty. The trail is just over 2 miles, mostly uphill and very uneven (lots of roots) in parts. On the way to the falls we didn't pass a single person, but we did see black shape moving far off in the distance. I'm sure it... More

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San Jose, CA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
18 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

This was a tough trail for me. It is entirely up hill on the way to the falls. I am not in the greatest of shape, but I made it. This waterfall is more of a steep cascade than a fall, but it is very pretty and rewards all who make it. The trail was not very busy.

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Orlando, Florida
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

The trailhead which is located in Crosby camping area is approximately a 45 minute drive from pigeon Forge. The drive goes through foothill countryside and is interesting in its own right. the hike which is approximately 2.1 miles is moderately difficult on the inward journey since it's mostly uphill but should be accessible for most hikers. The falls were beautiful... More

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Panama City Beach, Florida
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53 reviews 53 reviews
25 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

This was quite a fun, somewhat difficult hike with a lovely waterfall at the end. Depending on your starting point, the hike is 4-5 miles roundtrip. We did not give ourselves enough time, and did not finish before dark (of course we packed flashlights, so it was okay). The trail was too difficult for our four year old, who had... More

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Columbus, Ohio
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

This was a moderate level hike. I am pretty fit and so is my husband and we did stop a few times to catch our breathe. However, the falls were worth it. We didn't run across too many other hikers so make sure you are a prepared hiker. There is a sign warning of bear activity. Overall its probably one... More

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

This waterfall isn't the park's best is very much worth the hike. The hike is moderately hard but most people would be able to do it fine. The waterfall flows down a large rock cliff and then through a rocky creek that continues on, out of sight. On the way back from seeing the waterfall a thunderstorm rolled in and... More

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Pecatonica, Illinois
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182 reviews 182 reviews
60 attraction reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

We really enjoyed the trail going back to Hen Wallow Falls. It does go up about 500 feet in the 2.2 miles that lead to the falls, but we two sixty-something people made it just fine. It is uphill and also very uneven footing with roots and unevenness, so you have pay attention. The trail crosses several logs over water... More

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