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Hen Wallow Water Falls

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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Great hike with kids

We visited the Hen Wallow falls on our anniversary. The kids had picked it out as it was not too far and not too difficult. We started with a picknic lunch at the Cosby picnic... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Peter V
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited the Hen Wallow falls on our anniversary. The kids had picked it out as it was not too far and not too difficult. We started with a picknic lunch at the Cosby picnic area and started our hike. The last piece of the trail was pretty steep and could be challenging for small kids. Our total hike was... More 

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Walled Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful hike! We started out at 8:00 am sharp in mid July and never saw another person until our return trip after the falls. We loved the solitude. Much less crowded than the other waterfall hikes in the park. The length and difficulty level were perfect for us too. Not too easy and not too short but not too difficult... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have hiked this trail several times in the past. It is one of our favorites. Difficult enough to challenge but not overwhelming. The waterfall is beautiful.

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Thank GreLaBlu
Roswell, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We got a bit confused and never actually found the waterfall. Despite that, it was a beautiful hike and well worth the time. Easy directions from town. About 15 minutes from Buckhorn Inn. We went about 2.2. miles from the trailhead, which is right by the parking area for the campground. Almost a complete gentle up hill the whole way... More 

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Thank Joe R
Argyle, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a more difficult hike, but worth it at the end. The falls were gorgeous in almost drought like conditions. I can only imagine how beautiful they would be in a wet season. There are a lot of tree roots and rocks embedded in this trail that you have to maneuver around and some steep inclines. It is a... More 

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Thank mjernigan2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

It's a 4.4 mile round trip and getting to the falls is almost completely uphill. There are roots covering the path, rocks, and split-log bridges, so you have to take your time picking your way around them. However, just when you think it's not worth the trip, you see the sign that says you're 0.1 miles away and that part... More 

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Thank Emily U
Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

This was a great hike sometimes following the stream with several foot bridges to cross and a few small pools along the way. Saw a few wildflower species too. At times the trail was strenuous, bring water and wear good foot support. It took us about 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the waterfall and that was going at... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

This part of the park is much less traveled and easy to find. We did this hike the day after Chimney Tops and found it less demanding, but still a challenge. The falls were full because of the spring rains and it was a fabulous place to rest and enjoy our lunch.

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Hanson, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

My family and I went on this adventure. It was strenuous at times and my husband has RA and couldn't make the complete trip to the falls. However, my children and I did and it was worth the hike. The last few steps are by far the hardest to get to the top but the view was a nice reward.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

This is a go to trail for me because I hate crowds on the trail. This departs from the Cosby Campground and has a great bathroom stop at the trail head. The hiking is uphill all the way till you get to the very end where you have a steep decline to the falls. There are fun log bridges to... More 

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