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Awesome Nature spot

Love the Blue Hole, ice cold refreshing spring water right out of the mountains. Nice romantic spot... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Stephanie H
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Elizabethton, Tennessee
Childhood swimming hole

I brought my kids here after talking about it with my dad. I don't remember it taking so long to... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Jackattack7051
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Emerald Isle, North Carolina
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love the Blue Hole, ice cold refreshing spring water right out of the mountains. Nice romantic spot for a picnic lunch.Beautiful for pictures.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Stephanie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I brought my kids here after talking about it with my dad. I don't remember it taking so long to get there as a kid. Once we got there it was stepping back in time. Not much has changed in almost 30 years. I like...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

Nice little swim hole but needs to be marked Better. Be very careful after a rain because it is super slick!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Bextasy M
Reviewed August 5, 2018

Hiked to bottom It was a short hike but was steep in places. The water was super cold the day I visited. However there were some teenagers enjoying the swimming hole. Would recommend but need to be able to hike up a short but steep...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank tnbiker
Reviewed July 26, 2018 via mobile

While it is a somewhat difficult descent to the falls, it is well worth it and not worth a “1” on any scale. Several places along the short trail to view of climb down to the pre-falls stream but Care is needed the entire time....More

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank VanFan3131
Reviewed July 11, 2018 via mobile

Great trails and beautiful location. Easy to find and easy to get to. I would not recommend children under 6 as the terrain is extremely rugged. Nice icy cold water pools in two locations for swimming. Planning to go back with just the wife.

Date of experience: July 2018
5  Thank JayAdamG
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Blue Hole is a stunning display of nature. There is no way to capture it's beauty on a cool misty day. Photos will not do this place justice- must be seen in person. While it is a short distance from where you park to the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
7  Thank sarah s
Reviewed July 4, 2018

We went to Blue Holes Falls because it had excellent reviews, but my family, and I didn’t like it at all. I have a one year old, and didn’t realize how steep the steps were, and slippery. I didn’t wear hiking shoes, and one wrong...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank murphylovers
Reviewed July 2, 2018

A short, steep walk to a gorgeous waterfall, pool of refreshing water and rock formations with beautiful blooming rhododendrons surrounding the entire area. Make sure you wear tennis shoes. May be treacherous if it has been raining.

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Rhonda B
Reviewed May 18, 2018 via mobile

Took my mother + twins out to swim, but very shady individuals scowling as we parked. The Blue Hole's history was a sacred spot that has been tainted by true "backwoods neighbors" that hate the tourist season. Used my Waze mapping system to find it...More

Date of experience: May 2018
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Inspiration687018
October 15, 2018|
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Response from 882wolfgangs | Reviewed this property |
Highway 91 - turn left on Panhandle road . There are small signs only .
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Response from 882wolfgangs | Reviewed this property |
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Tammy C
July 2, 2018|
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Response from 882wolfgangs | Reviewed this property |
Didn’t measure but deep enough for a swim.
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