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Address: Near intersection of Highway 73 and Hwy 416, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Awesome hike - but be sure you know what to expect and prepare accordingly!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Cypress, Texas

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Cypress, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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Thank Stephanie D
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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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Franklin, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016 via mobile

We hiked this trail the second week of June with our 7 and 10 year old kids. I'm the type of person who works out sporadically but enjoys a nice hike. That being said this trail was rather challenging for myself but the kids handled it with energy to spare. The first 1.5 miles or so are a gentle uphill... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016 via mobile

My 16 years old daughter and I we did the hike in 3:45:06 minutes 8.66 miles with my Garmin watch and we had lunch on the top and enjoying the view and took pictures all the way. The hike is not bad at all and the view is fantastic. Don't miss it if you go this way. 😊

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Fort Myers, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This is the most spectacular trail I have hiked. It is 8 miles round trip. The trail is fairly steep. It gets steeper as you go. The trail is pretty rocky and rough. It is well worth it, when you get to the top. Trust me. I went at 7:00 am on a Wednesday. I was the first one on... More 

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