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Uncle Tom's Trail

Yellowstone National Park, WY
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Salem, Oregon
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18 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

They made this sound much more difficult than it it. Yes, there are a lot of steps, but it is not a long distance. People of all sizes and shapes were doing it.

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Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Steep concrete trail together with hundreds steps. Amazing view from different levels of trail. Not many enoying tourist who just makes a picture and goes back to the bus. One of the best views to the waterfall. Quite hard to go up but its worth the expirience.

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Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
7 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Its an easy 328 Steps down but a very hard 328 steps back up haha. The reward once you get there is simply amazing. The waterfall is beautiful. Great photo opportunity once you get there.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

while going down it was fun but while coming back ... ohh there are benches where you can rest. Its beautiful and can see rainbow.

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Nashville, TN
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372 attraction reviews
522 helpful votes 522 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

The open metal stairs at Uncle Tom's Trail reminded us of some other trails that we've taken in recent years. I always feel a little uneasy on that type of stairs, and there's plenty of it at Uncle Tom's Trail, but my desire to obtain a closer and lower view of the waterfall drove me to make the descent. Our... More

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Louisville, Kentucky
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

What an amazing view of the falls! It's several steps down and those same several steps up. There are spots to stop and rest. I consider myself to be in good shape but I took advantage of the benches.

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Payson, Utah
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51 reviews 51 reviews
27 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

As others have said over 300 stairs straight down and then you have the up hike! It's quite steep hooked into the cliff. It's kinda nuts! I pig guy backed my 3 year old down as he was terrified of the see through stairs. My husband huffed him back up. Have lots of time. Don't rush! Enjoy the amazing views.... More

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Lima, Ohio
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Great hike but be forewarned, you have to descend over 300 stair steps and then have to come back UP!!! But the view is well worth it!

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Melbourne, Australia
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Fabulous views once you get down all those steps. We did find the altitude a bit of a challenge being from a sea level city but if you take your time and enjoy all the glimpses along the way it was certainly rewarding.

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LORAIN
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81 reviews 81 reviews
46 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Yes there are more than 300 steep steps back out but it is so worth the views of the canyon in every direction. Lovely hike along the river leading to the stairs which is relatively level going.

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