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Kid Friendly Hike

My wife and I were visiting Gatlinburg with our daughter and our four year old Granddaughter. We... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
Panama City Beach, Florida
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Nice walk to Cataract Falls....

The wife and I stopped at the Visitors Center and decided to take a walk to Cataract Falls. Nice... read more

Reviewed November 5, 2018
Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Gatlinburg with our daughter and our four year old Granddaughter. We were looking for a hike she could do. We chose the Cataract Falls Trail because it is short (3/4 mile round trip). The trail is mostly flat and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed November 5, 2018

The wife and I stopped at the Visitors Center and decided to take a walk to Cataract Falls. Nice hike to the falls on some very nice trails leading there. Met a number of people on the path and it was really an excellent day...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

Pros: easy access from the Gatlinburg visitor center, a nice short wilderness hike, a nice babbling brook off to the side. Cons: the waterfall itself is not impressive it is basically a 20-25 foot waterfall and there's not really anything to see you walk up...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed October 9, 2018 via mobile

Short walk from visitors center. Pretty little fall. Can walk closer for pics. Bridges and steps to get there.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank dolph16
Reviewed September 23, 2018

This is a very nice little walk right behind the Sugar Land Visitor Center. It is a level walk and manageable by anyone. It is also right at the edge of Gattlinburg. The falls is a short walk but, there is also a 2 mile...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank rickg977
Reviewed September 12, 2018

this was a nice little walk to a nice water fall. The trail is located at the Sugarland Visitor Center. not many people and a walk anyone can make...

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed September 12, 2018 via mobile

This is an underwhelming but sweet little waterfalls that is accessed from right behind the visitor center. Although the falls is not too much, the easy trail is cool in the summer heat and very attractive. Overall well worth the 30 minute round trip walk.

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 28, 2018

This was a nice little falls area. We were the only ones there and it was nice to have the nature to ourselves. There is a trail to the right of the falls where we walked about 2 miles in and walked 2 miles out....More

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank gobluegirl
Reviewed August 26, 2018 via mobile

We went for a Sunday drive and ended up here. Several families were on the trail — even ones with baby strollers. The park made it very pleasant in spite of high heat and temperatures otherwise.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Suzi S
Reviewed August 23, 2018 via mobile

Very easy hike to the falls from sugarland visitors center about 1 mile walk round trip. You can find the trail head behind the restrooms. It is nice little water fall that is easy hike.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Nancy B
October 7, 2018|
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Response from Bob67215 | Reviewed this property |
I would say it's highly unlikely cause it is so close to the visitor center and the foot traffic is pretty high. Just basing this on assumptions, as this trail did not feel remote or isolated at all.
Megan A
October 26, 2015|
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.