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Address: Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Great hike, but the last half mile gets a little difficulty.

Beautiful hike! The hike follows the stream all the way to the top to the waterfall. The hike is a moderate level hike, but the last 1/2 miles gets a little difficult. The hike... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Knoxville, Tennessee

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful hike! The hike follows the stream all the way to the top to the waterfall. The hike is a moderate level hike, but the last 1/2 miles gets a little difficult. The hike is well worth the extra difficulty when you get to the falls and can take in the beauty.

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North Aurora
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am 42 and did this hike with my 14 year old dtr and 44 year old boyfriend 7/27/16. My daughter is typically very athletic though she hasn't had much exercise all summer, she had no problem with the hike. I would say my boyfriend and I are in fair condition. We both could run for 30 minutes in flat... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First...the positive. Absolutely a must see waterfall (like a little Niagra Falls in our neck of the woods). There is a large smooth rock there if you need a rest and snack before you make your way back down...take time as it is BEAUTIFUL! ...and the ugly... My husband and I completed 50 miles hiked in The Smokies with this... More 

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a gorgeous hike with beautiful views - waterfalls, streams, rocks, as well as flora and fauna (lots of interesting mushrooms and fungi too). The description of "moderately strenuous" for this hike is accurate (~2200 elevation gain in 4 miles and 8-9 miles roundtrip). The path starts as dirt gravel then becomes roots and rocks. It took us about... More 

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Russell Springs, Kentucky
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Not for those who think it's an easy, fast trip, but definitely worth the effort to make it to the top. The best waterfall hike we have seen in the Smoky Mountains.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

We hiked this with our three children (14,11&7.) We are not experienced hikers and almost turned around several times. It is extremely difficult toward the end, but well worth it. Absolutely beautiful! We made it up in three hours and took us 2 to get down. Allow yourself 30-45 minutes at the cascades. You will want some time to enjoy... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Hiked here yesterday with 2 teenagers. I hike fairly regularly in Indiana but I still found the ascent challenging. Our pedometers tracked it closer to 5.5 miles up due to the shorter stride which made it hard to know how far we were. Trail markers every mile would've been helpful. There has been a lot of rain so trail was... More 

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LaPorte, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Our hike was challenging and beautiful all along the way. It was so worth it to reach the gorgeous waterfall at the top!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016 via mobile

Our group of 7 adults hiked this trail.. And boy, it was tough! The elevation change between the trailhead and the waterfall is about +2,200 ft. The hike up is pretty easy the first 1.5 mile and then gets tougher. Two footbridges on the trail are fun to cross as long as you don't have a fear of heights. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful hike. I mean literally outstanding.... but from looking at my feet the whole time i couldn't see much hahaha. It was WAY harder than i thought it was going to be. IT KICKED MY butt. GOODLUCK. And just wait until you get to the last little bit of the trail. If you think you're close. You... More 

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