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Beautiful hike on a HOT day!

Hiked with 6 kids 10 and under on a beautiful summer day. The trail is not long but technical... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Maryville, Tennessee
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This hidden gem in the Smokies, Spruce Flats Falls is a great two mile round trip for anyone... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sevierville, Tennessee
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Hiked with 6 kids 10 and under on a beautiful summer day. The trail is not long but technical enough to feel like you’ve earned a swim when you reach the falls. Easy access and easy parking make this a perfect hike for anyone looking...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hidden gem in the Smokies, Spruce Flats Falls is a great two mile round trip for anyone seeking a short hike. The waterfall is one of the most beautiful and easily accessible in the Smokies. The trail is not widely known as it is...More

Date of experience: July 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While looking for hiking trails in the area I came across Spruce Flats Falls here on trip advisor. I was mainly interested in finding somewhere private and beautiful and this really exceeded my expectations. We got there around 7:30 on a Wednesday and we were...More

Date of experience: July 2019
Thank kljames77
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Easy to follow trail, beautiful water falls. The visitor center was open and the bathrooms were available.

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank A R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My family and I enjoy hiking in the Smokies and could not believe this falls was not even on a map. It is so worth the mile and twenty-five cents hike to see. The trail starts at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute in Tremont. You...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank Matt M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was our family's favorite hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We hiked it on a rainy morning and were pretty soaked by the time we arrived at the falls. The falls were beautiful and we had them to ourselves as we left early...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank BB41272
Reviewed June 6, 2019 via mobile

This was our third waterfall hike in the Smokies and our favorite by far. The trail is a bit more rugged with tree stumps and rocks but not difficult. The falls at the end are absolutely beautiful!! We saw our first salamander which was exciting!...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank JennaL164
Reviewed January 7, 2019

This isn't an official trail, it is maintained by the Tremont Institute. You park at the Tremont Welcome Center shortly off the road between the Townsend Wye and Cades Cove. You walk up the hill and see the start of an official trail, then it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
2  Thank mckayj93
Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

This is not a flat hike. The elevation change is significant in a very short amount of time. Also the trail is fairly narrow in most areas, so passing people requires stopping to let people by. The day we went, we saw everything from hikers...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank ChristinaJ737
Reviewed October 11, 2018 via mobile

Definitely not an easy trail. It’s a short hike, but with a lot of steep inclines, rocks, roots, & sharp drop offs along the trail, so I wouldn’t take children. Overall it took about 2 & a half hours round trip. However, it was completely...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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John S
June 25, 2019|
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Response from Matt M | Reviewed this property |
We were coming from Townsend which was just a couple miles from the turn leading back to the parking lot at Spruce Flats Falls. The roads are single lane in each direction once you are inside the park so it will depend on... More
August 14, 2018|
Response from Jacana | Reviewed this property |
No. You have to park at the Tremont Institute. There is only one road in and this trail doesn’t have any connectors. The trail is moderate and pretty short.
Barbara T
June 9, 2018|
Response from Janet W |
no...dogs are only allowed on The Gatlinburg Trail and the Oconaluftee River Trail on a leash. They are allowed in parking areas on a leash and in the campgrounds on a leash. Check out the Great Smoky Mountain National Park... More