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Spruce Flats Falls

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Great short hike

Departs from the Smokey Mountain Institute at Tremont. Ascends rapidly from the parking lot... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Gary H
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Gorgeous falls!

Had a great time hiking to this falls with 10 & 12 year old daughters. We saw some people come out... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Departs from the Smokey Mountain Institute at Tremont. Ascends rapidly from the parking lot. Follows a ridge for about a mile bringing you to the falls. The trail is rocky, full of roots and rolls up and down. You can play in the pool at...More

Thank Gary H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time hiking to this falls with 10 & 12 year old daughters. We saw some people come out muddy as it had just rained and some parts of the trail were slippery. We took our time and were rewarded with a waterfall...More

Thank Kbonilla24
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a short (approx 2 mile roundtrip) hike with a beautiful waterfall at the end. Perfect spot for a rest or picnic. The path has many tree roots and is steep in some areas, so watch your footing. We've done this hike twice and...More

6  Thank Kelly D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great hike up to Spruce Flats Falls in Tremont. The hike was moderate, but had a few places that would be challenging for very young or old hikers, perhaps. Some of the terrain was rather steep. The falls were absolutely beautiful and...More

Thank robinrock
Reviewed April 15, 2017

A very nice waterfalls at the end of the trail that is both narrow and muddy. Don't forget your camera as it is worth the memories.

Thank winegen
Reviewed April 11, 2017

We hiked this in early April with our two sons, 8 and 10 years old. Like others have said, there are lots of roots and it gets rocky. There's also a stream crossing and some pretty wet spots. We had waterproof hiking boots and trekking...More

1  Thank ahismah
Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

Found Spruce Flatts Falls accidentally while looking for a place to take pictures without crowds of people. It was our lucky day. Not only were there almost no other people around but the waterfall was outstanding! The hike there was a little more difficult than...More

1  Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed March 19, 2017

This is one of my favorite waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains. A fairly easy hike and at the end the reward is worth it!! I've visited this waterfall all 4 seasons and it never disappoints. If you have the time--drive about a mile down the...More

3  Thank Cchiapetta1
Reviewed February 28, 2017

I am down from Canada to do more waterfall hikes and did this one again.I just want to say again be very careful especially if children are with you. It would not be hard to trip and fall. It is worth the somewhat elevated hike...More

1  Thank 41robf
Reviewed February 7, 2017 via mobile

This is a great experience. It's just enough difficulty to be exciting and challenging, but still doable for the average shape, and in my case, 50 year old man, to get outdoors and have a blast playing in nature. I was out on a weekday...More

3  Thank Gary A
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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.
June 2, 2016|
Response from James W |
Took us ~30-45 min. each way to hike it.
November 22, 2015|
Response from James W |
Depends on your physical shape. Not saying I wouldn't but be cautious. Go slower with good footing and hold onto trees when you can. Look at the pics to get a better feel. Regards,