Soco Falls

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  • carlpW5507CX
    3 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Short hike - right off of highway
    I was with my family (2 kids and pup). We only hiked down to the platform, but you could go all the way to the bottom. I read the official description that stated how the path could be steep, muddy, and unstable, but I saw several folks walk down without trouble. It would have been nice to have a longer hike to get there :)
    Visited July 2023
    Written July 28, 2023
  • Joseph Nystrom
    San Antonio, Florida3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well worth the stop
    Double Falls easy decent to deck. Careful short decent to double falls better view from bottom. Parking easier in am. Half way between Cherokee and Maggie Valley. Definitely worth the stop.
    Visited August 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written August 6, 2023
  • Bear
    536 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A must-see!
    Beautiful water fall that comes with a challenging path of access. If you have mobility issues or are afraid of heights it's probably best not to go all the way down. But you can enjoy the view from the deck when you get about 1/3 of the way there. Parking lot has limited spots.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 4, 2023
  • mmg0713
    Newburgh, Indiana541 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the best waterfalls I’ve seen in the area!
    This waterfall is spectacular. It is literally right off the road and is a double waterfall. There are steep steps. Parking lot is small. Treacherous if you go off the trail to get to the base of the falls. View from decking is phenomenal. Highly recommend but hold on to young children and if you aren’t in good physical condition do NOT attempt to get to the base of the falls.
    Visited April 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written March 31, 2024
  • Steve C
    Lexington, North Carolina88 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Hidden beauty
    This is a great view of a beautiful waterfall. Parking is a premium and use caution when pulling to the side of the road. If you can walk down the side of a mountain, you are good to go. Not recommended for people with disabilities or elderly. The walk is not far to see nature's beauty. When you get to the deck down below, you will see what we mean in natural beauty.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written June 20, 2024
  • Mike W
    St. Petersburg, Florida131 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Another Piece of Mother Nature's Beauty
    We visited Soco Falls about 10 years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. This time we were passing through Cherokee on our way to Maggie Valley and I remembered Soco Falls as we were winding through on US19 and decided to make a quick stop to check it out again. Quick 5 minute hike down to the viewing platform or take an extra 5 minutes to wander down a second trail to reach the bottom of the Falls. Either way it's still a great display of Mother Nature's beauty.
    Visited June 2024
    Traveled with family
    Written June 23, 2024
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Jayjay099
Cartersville, GA607 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2021 • Couples
We are a couple in our 60’s and thought this was an easy 120 yard hike to the platform. It rained the night before, yet, it might of took us 10mins. to decline. NOT much different going back up even with the incline. Very little parking and could be dangerous pulling out, the worse thing about stopping and looking at the falls.
Written February 14, 2021
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Esther A
Fair Grove, MO149 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
There is limited parking and a wooden platform to view the beautiful falls, but getting there is not for the fearful. To go to the bottom of the falls there are guide ropes, but you better be sure footed! In the late afternoon there was a beautiful rainbow in the falls to view from the platform. Worth the effort!
Written August 12, 2021
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cmorgan50
Land O Lakes, FL145 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
The parking is right off the road with not a lot of parking . It wasn’t too busy & we were able to park without a problem. The trail to the platform was easy but people with balance issues might not want to go. From the platform down to the falls was a little trickier. It was very rocky & had to use the ropes to help you along. The falls were pretty & very rocky once you got yo the bottom as well but I think it was worth it. Wear good shoes & have both hands free for climbing back up.
Written August 24, 2022
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WenT777
Morrison, CO128 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
The waterfalls were beautiful. It isn't an easy climb down to view it from the river, but doable if you have the proper footwear and are a sure footed, fairly fit individual. There is a viewing area above for those unable to climb down. The climb to the bottom is more dodgy after a rain, which is when we did it. It can be very slippery and muddy. Be sure and use the ropes, and have three points of contact at all times. Hold the rope with both hands, and be sure to slide your hands and not go hand over hand. If you are able, the river view is quite lovely.
Written October 18, 2020
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FiveTrips
Corning, NY79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
This is a popular sight so you likely will encounter numerous cars stopped along the roadside parking area. But don't bypass it. The walk to the observation platform is not difficult. The falls and scenery are outstanding. If you proceed on down to the stream, use care. Wear secure shoes because it is slippery.
Written August 16, 2020
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mmg0713
Newburgh, IN541 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This waterfall is spectacular. It is literally right off the road and is a double waterfall. There are steep steps. Parking lot is small. Treacherous if you go off the trail to get to the base of the falls. View from decking is phenomenal. Highly recommend but hold on to young children and if you aren’t in good physical condition do NOT attempt to get to the base of the falls.
Written March 31, 2024
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Brian
44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021 • Family
Great stop, parking is not easy but people do not stay super long so if you wait, most likely you’ll get a spot. Worth the minor hassle of parking! Hiking ropes for safety are set up already, it is a steep and slippery climb but with a little patience it was easily done with a 7 year old. All the kids really enjoyed the falls. Would say if you are here for sure check it out.
Written August 1, 2021
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BMave
Colona, IL68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2020
Hidden Gem of Falls in GSMNP - probably the shortest hike in the park to get to a big payoff. This dual falls route is short, pretty rocky and somewhat steep but only take a few minutes to get to. Parking is a little limited but there are a few pulloffs on the way. Be careful if you head to the lower viewing area, its slick but there is a rope to hold onto. Good view from above as well from the platform. But the real deal is to head to the bottom and take in the view from below. Get some mist on you and hear natures power.
Written August 18, 2020
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Kathy B
Haines City, FL171 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020 • Friends
This is a beautiful double waterfall and there is a viewing platform just off the road but I am not sure how good the view will be from up there. We instead braved the arduous journey down to the bottom using ropes to hold onto. Would not recommend for those with small children, elderly or those who have any physical limitations. Make sure your shoes have tread and a hiking stick wouldn’t be a bad idea. Parking is also limited.
Written October 18, 2020
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Angela V
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022
We visited Soco falls over July 4th weekend. This was a short hike but good shoes are helpful to navigate the path down. There are ropes to hold onto in certain spots but the clay is slippery and my daughters boyfriend actually ended up helping a more mature hiker down the path. Parking is limited at the trailhead, look for parking just east on the falls side of the road or a bit further down there is a cleared area on the opposite side of the road. We parked in this clearing on the day we went.
Written July 12, 2022
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