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Address: Cade's Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Definitely a hike, rather than a stroll

While we're not experienced hikers, we are in decent shape for our age (66,60), It took us about 1:15, going and coming, and we stayed about 30 minutes at the falls. The second... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
wabbott
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Ruston, Louisiana

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Ruston, Louisiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

While we're not experienced hikers, we are in decent shape for our age (66,60), It took us about 1:15, going and coming, and we stayed about 30 minutes at the falls. The second half of the trail is rougher than the first, with quite a bit of rocks to negotiate. To us, going uphill on the rocky parts was less... More 

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Palm City, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went here with my husband and 2 year old daughter. Easy hike. For a waterfall that isn't tall, it makes a huge statement. We can't wait to come back again next year. Dogs allowed. Perfect place to relax and swim. You can keep walking a more strenuous hike to get to the other waterfalls

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Moores Hill, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a 5 mile roundtrip hike. Took us about 3 hours total. This is rugged terrain and I would not recommend small children. Along the way I seen multiple parents struggling with smaller kids as there are tons or rocks and roots to hike over. This is up and down hill. Bring water and maybe a snack. I would... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An amazing hike in Cades Cove....parking and restrooms at the beginning! The hike is moderate, but easy with young children! It's 2.5 miles each way, for a total of 5 miles for the hike...the trail and trail bridges were in good shape with places to stop and rest if necessary! The river was at the trail most of the hike!... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The trail is one of the most popular trails in Cades Cove Loop. The falls are very nice to look at but the area is a little crowded with all the hikers. There is a large pool to swim in and most of the hikers are swimming in it. It's a 2-1/2 miles hike and not very strenuous. Don't go... More 

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Nicholasville, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are up for a hike, its about a 2 1/2 mile hike on a semi rugged trail in but worth the trip. Then the 2 1/2 mile trip back out.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trail changes along the way..from woods, to high scenic mountains, all the way to watery falls. Fun trail and not too challenging but offers a great workout.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

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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