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“Amazing falls!!!”
Review of Grotto Falls Trail

Grotto Falls Trail
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New Holstein, Wisconsin, United States
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95 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Amazing falls!!!”
Reviewed June 5, 2014

Grotto falls is a hike up but well worth the effort to get there. Beautiful scenery all the while you walking up and it's just amazing what you see when you get there. Will do it again and again. Loved it and not bad walking up just take your time.

Visited May 2014
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Atlanta
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“A Good Hike for Kids”
Reviewed June 2, 2014

My boys (ages 8 & 10) completed this hike easily. Even the 3 year-old was able to walk the entire way up to the falls, albeit slowly and with some help over the puddles. The round trip is just under 3 miles. I would say that you should be in moderate to good health to complete this hike, as the slick rocks near the falls require careful navigation. If you're hiking mid-day during the summer, plan on plenty of company. In fact, we had to wait in a line to take our picture under the falls. It took a good 15 minutes before I could even snap a picture of the waterfall without another human in the shot. With such a high volume of people, securing a parking spot was difficult. We had to park at least a quarter mile down from the trailhead. Evenso, it was a beautiful walk, and I'd recommend it to any family with young children. It might also be helpful to know that there is pit toilet at the beginning of the trail.

Visited June 2014
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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111 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Great waterfall- way too crowded”
Reviewed May 30, 2014

If you truly love hiking in the Smoky Mountains, then one of the things you enjoy about hiking is the peace and serenity. You WILL NOT find that on the Grotto Falls trail. The falls were beautiful and very neat in that you could walk behind them. The trail was fairly easy and only a little over three miles round trip. This is a great easy trail for families of all ages. BUT, the trail is VERY popular and so it is hard to enjoy. I give this an average because I think there are many off the beaten path trails that you can enjoy with beautiful views. Maybe in the off season this is an enjoyable hike, but during peak months, I would avoid this trail.

Visited May 2014
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San Jose, CA
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61 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Beautiful Hike”
Reviewed May 29, 2014

The falls reward all who make it. The trail is an easy one for those who are in shape. But, be warned. You will not be alone. This seems to be one of the more popular trails. The falls cascade over a ledge allowing for hikers to stand behind the waterfall. You will get damp! Had to wait our turn to take a photo as everyone was taking pictures.

Visited May 2014
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knoxville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Great Hike!”
Reviewed May 27, 2014

This is a moderate hike,,,we made it with a 70 year old in tow! The falls are beautiful! Don't miss this!!

Visited May 2014
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