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Can be intense

Lovely hike but go prepared: water, bug repellent, proper shoes, hiking stick or poles. Lots of... read more

Reviewed August 27, 2018
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Didn’t expect this type of trail!

My husband and I were looking for a nice, easy trail to hike. We had just left Cades Cove and was... read more

Reviewed July 31, 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Lovely hike but go prepared: water, bug repellent, proper shoes, hiking stick or poles. Lots of rocks and roots to traverse along steep ups & downs. It takes longer than the mileage suggests. The falls are beautiful and a nice reward. We met only 10-15...More

3  Thank kristien47
Reviewed July 31, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a nice, easy trail to hike. We had just left Cades Cove and was told about this beautiful trail at Tremont by some locals. We decided to do the trail thinking it was an easy hike. We had...More

12  Thank SJMLD
Reviewed July 20, 2018

We had no idea there were two ways to get to the falls. We started at Institute at Tremont and found the hike to be challenging. Lots of rocks and tree roots, steep inclines. People coming down said there was a bear on the trail...More

3  Thank OPMOMof4
Reviewed July 18, 2018

This is a fairly short and easy hike with a lovely waterfall at the end where you can wade and enjoy your lunch. If you are inclined to walk up the large boulders you can walk closer to the top falls or you can sit...More

2  Thank Jacana
Reviewed July 2, 2018 via mobile

This was a great moderate hike we did see a snake by the falls on the rocks. Very lightly traveled trail highly recommend.

2  Thank FellowTraveler69715
Reviewed June 22, 2018 via mobile

We did this trail with a 10 and 11 year old. Everyone in the family is in good shape. We wore gym shoes and managed but hiking shoes would have been better to avoid slipping. Bring a towel and bathing suits. Don’t go if it’s...More

5  Thank Odbaron
Reviewed June 17, 2018

Go to the Institute at Tremont and park in the main lot. Trail starts after you walk up a gravel road in one corner of parking lot (follow signs for "Falls trail"). This trail is not on the Trail Map for GSMNP. The trail is...More

2  Thank KYBandMan
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

The trailhead was hard to find at first but the hike was great. There are ups and downs, rocks, and tree roots along the way. We seen flowers, birds and other wildlife too. The falls are beautiful and worth the hike to see.

2  Thank Kiara513734
Reviewed April 30, 2018

Hiking shoes, water, poles are recommended for those of us in our late 50's. Falls were amaz8ng, but go to the end or Tremont road and take the trail to the left. Spectacular scenery.

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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.
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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
July 26, 2016|
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Response from Shannon W | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry I'm just now seeing your question. I hope you were able to find some good hikes with waterfalls for you kids.