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Address: Cade's Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Beautiful falls, worth it!!

This was definitely a tougher hike than we thought it was going to be. It's 5 miles round trip, but the trail is rough, and my ankles paid for it the next day. It's definitely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
KKccB61607
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Claremore, Oklahoma
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

To climb uphill downhill etc falls is pretty but not worth the effort. Bring water and good shoes.Be on the lookout for wild animals and loose rocks some places are narrow on the trail not sure if your allowed to swim once you get to the water

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Claremore, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This was definitely a tougher hike than we thought it was going to be. It's 5 miles round trip, but the trail is rough, and my ankles paid for it the next day. It's definitely worth the effort it takes to get to the falls though. Make sure you have plenty of water and some snacks. We took our 6... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a rough 5 mile round trip trail to the waterfall, but when you get there it's amazing. The hike was definitely worth it. You can easily spend hours there taking pictures and swimming. It was a great way to relax and cool off after the long hike.

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Thank drjoycey616
South Milwaukee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Trail is somewhat rough consisting of small rocks & tree roots. 2.5 mile hike to the waterfall. 5 miles total, bring some water on the hike. You can swim near the waterfall if you like. Felt good after a long hike. Not recommended for smaller children. Not the tallest waterfall in the park, but my favorite.

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Thank Thomas L
Lebanon, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful location is located at the end of a 2.5 mile strenuous hike but is SOOOO worth it! The falls were spectacular, the water was cool and clear, and the other hikers were super friendly. This is a MUST DO item on your next trip to Cade's Cove!

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Appleton, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were not prepared for this trail. We were a bit naive not realising it would take so long. I did bring a backpack of waters and some snack bars and im so glad i did. The others on our trip did not and needed to have some of our stuff. We thought oh 2.5 miles thats nothing, i mean... More 

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Rhode Island
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is listed as moderate, but I would disagree. 5 miles roundtrip is not too difficult on a paved road, but in 90 degree heat, with lots of roots, rocks, and steep inclines, this hike takes 3-4 hours, on average. Be prepared!

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Moderate difficulty, must get there early to avoid crowds. We started the trail, which is accessed via the Cades Cove loop (about 45 min from Gatlinburg), at 8:45 am. There were 8 other cars in the parking lot at the trail head. We saw a few people on the trail, but not many. There were about 5 others at the... More 

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Thank Ryan C
Loris, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This attraction is in Cases Cove and I do not recommend doing it unless you are physically fit. It is a steep incline all the way up and very rocky and unstable. The falls are pretty but not the best i have seen.

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Thank Christy C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hike is okay for beginners in relatively good shape. Get here early (like everywhere else in the Smokies!) unless you like crowds, especially if you want a photo of the falls and the pool without other people in it.

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