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Address: Little River Road, 12.6 Miles from Sugarlands Visitor Center, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Don't miss this waterfall

I love this waterfall right off the road. We strap on our water shoes and make our way back to the fall even with a 5yr old. Other members of the family who don't want to wade... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
649dustinn
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Anderson, Indiana
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Clarkston MI
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I was specifically looking for falls that didn't require a hike since we had several small children in our group. Meigs Falls is visible from the road and is a beautiful photo op. If you have the time you could walk through the river and walk back to the falls. Highly recommend.

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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22 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This waterfall was noted in one of my GSM guidebooks. If we would not have had the guidebook to tell us that the falls were there we would have never seen them. They are clearly visible from the road and there is a nice area for you to pull over and view them. This would be an easy drive from... More 

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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173 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its' easy to miss Meigs Falls, but it very beautiful and visible from the Little River Road. There is a place to pull off for taking pictures and anyone who decides to check it out, will not be sorry.

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Anderson, Indiana
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I love this waterfall right off the road. We strap on our water shoes and make our way back to the fall even with a 5yr old. Other members of the family who don't want to wade through the stream can stay up at the road and just enjoy watching the beautiful scenery and waterfall. Right about 3:45 in June... More 

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Thank 649dustinn
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7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Waterfall cascading down and joining a river...doesn't get better than that! Very peaceful scene. Best part, it is right off the road. Worst part, not marked and no cell service.

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Thank Heather J
Saint Louis, Missouri
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Not the world's most impressive waterfall, but on the road to Cades Cove and worth a stop. The waterfall is across the river from the road. I do not recommend you try to wade across the river, as one tourist did today. She seemed to be ok, though.

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Auburn, AL
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

This is one of the few waterfalls in the park you can see from the road. You have to pay attention or you can easily pass it as it is back in a little gorge. It is a average kind of waterfall and not particularly photogenic. The pull off is long and easy to get into

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Thank Richard K
Westerville, Ohio
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313 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

If you are traveling the Little River Road from Cades Cove to Sugarlands, this waterfall is easy to find on the right side of the road. There is a good size pull-off and you can either enjoy the view or get your camera out and take a picture.

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Salisbury, North Carolina
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30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Although I've been to the Smokey Mountains park several times, and the rangers always talked about seeing the falls from the road; I've always managed to miss it, since I'm usually driving an focus on the road. This April, I saw someone taking a picture from a pull-out and saw the falls out of the corner of my eye. So... More 

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Paris, Tn
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016

For many years we'd driven past Meigs falls without ever even realizing it. Then one year we were heading out of the park and decided to pull over at that rock wall, and video my wife sitting on that wall, and filming the river too. As luck would have it, that's when we realized that Meigs falls was in the... More 

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