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Cataract Falls

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Nice Smokey Mountain Visitor Center

Very nice museum, short video, and pretty little walking path to a small waterfall. The rangers... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Beth W
via mobile
Very nice and easy trail to this fall

It was easy walking trail to Cataract fall full of greenery,the children as well as senior citizens... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
kkwalia
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Chandigarh, India
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"sugarlands visitor center"
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"small waterfall"
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"easy hike"
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"short hike"
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"nice short walk"
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"park headquarters"
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"mile round trip walk"
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"effort required"
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"nature trail"
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"level trail"
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"families with small kids"
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"welcome center"
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"water flow"
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"quiet walk"
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"pretty waterfall"
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very nice museum, short video, and pretty little walking path to a small waterfall. The rangers are very helpful with hike and drive suggestions.

Thank Beth W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

It was easy walking trail to Cataract fall full of greenery,the children as well as senior citizens walked comfortably. The name plates on some of the plants were educating

Thank kkwalia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We took a guided hike with a park ranger from Sugarland's Visitor Center. The hike was a very easy hike to Cataract Falls which is a small waterfall behind the visitor's center. The park ranger gave out lots of interesting information regarding the park.

Thank CAEo2o6
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We started on the trail around noon. This was a perfect hike for our family. We didn't have to worry about the kids falling down a drop off and the length of about a mile round trip was ideal. The little waterfall at the end...More

Thank 4Vacati0N
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We walked this trail with three generations and everyone enjoyed the nice lined path, beautiful trees, and the waterfall at the end. It was a 0.75 miles each way but pretty flat and nobody got tired (ages 5-63). Lots of great photo opportunities with bridges,...More

Thank Angela H
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Today we went to the Sugarlands Visitor Center and they recommended to go to the Cataract Falls. That was a good recommendation. The hike was so easy and fun. The falls were worth the hike. We would go back again!

Thank FLWOOKIE
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a really nice trail right behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Very easy trail and really nice falls. Its worth the walk.

Thank KTF89
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and easy hike with my wife and kids. Slow down and take it all in. Quick hike behind the Sugarlands visitor center about 0.4 miles total round trip 1 mile. Read the tree plaques.

Thank Trelios
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have a 4 year old, so we didn't get to do many of the bigger hikes in the Smokies, but like Goldilocks said, this one was Juuuussstttt Right. The trail head is right by the Sugarlands Visitor center so you can park there and...More

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We've walked to Cataract Falls several times. The one time, the water flow wasn't very great, but still enjoyable. Best seen after rain like they've had recently.

Thank Sue L
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Megan A
October 26, 2015|
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Response from jessica p | Reviewed this property |
Its probably 30 minutes for an adult by themselves. With kids it was closer to 45 or more. There could be lots of stops to look at flowers and the creek.
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