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A new favorite!

This is a stop along the way the Mouse Creek Falls and we loved it! Did the hike in the fall and... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tyler, Texas
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Love this blue water hole!

We love this hike! The small incline is gradual and a lot of the trail is semi even. Midnight Hole... read more

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Maryville, Tennessee
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Big Creek Trailhead, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a stop along the way the Mouse Creek Falls and we loved it! Did the hike in the fall and it’s breathtaking. Looked like some busted a big box of fruity pebbles on the ground. The hike here is about a mile and...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

We love this hike! The small incline is gradual and a lot of the trail is semi even. Midnight Hole is a great local swimming hole to visit and a beautiful spot for a picnic!!

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 27 July 2018 via mobile

The hike was a little longer than expected, but worth the time to get there. Water was freezing cold. Kids enjoyed jumping off of rocks into the water. I’ll come back!

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 23 July 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed the hike and it is a good length and incline for a variety of ages. Our teens had fun jumping. But when I say the water is frigid, I'm not exaggerating. I swam all throughout my childhood and am currently a year round...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Jennifer S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

Moderate hike for younger kids but they loved swimming hold and falls. Wear water shoes because the rocks are slippery. Water is really cold!

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Joseph E
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

My husband & I decided to hike to Midnight Hole based on the great reviews. I originally found this "secret" spot on FB. It was listed as "10 Best Places" for swimming in NC. We went on a Sat (very crowded at the water), which...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank TajMahalPrincess
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This was an amazing place. Fun hike up the mountain to the swimming hole. Beautiful!! Be prepared for icy cold water....bring a picnic and enjoy!!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank boontongirl59
Reviewed 31 July 2017

My first trip today to this waterfall and swimming hole! Pure Joy! Enjoyed watching the people. If you desire to dive/jump off the rocks at the falls, you have to wade/swim out a bit to climb up the rocks to get to the top of...More

Date of experience: July 2017
4  Thank Pam19532014
Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

Awesome falls and worth every step of the hike to get there. Thanks Drew from Big Creek Expeditions for the recommendation.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Janet S
Reviewed 23 July 2017

This was the best part of our trip. Two adults and three teenagers swam, dove off rocks, and enjoyed the butterflies perched all over the rocks and trees. It took about a half hour to hike to the spot. If you are going from Gatlinburg,...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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30 August 2017|
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Response from Ejordan75 | Reviewed this property |
Weekday wasn't too crowded. We went at dusk and a lot of swimmers were headed back in around 5pm. We stayed 5pm until sundown around 7pm and it was just us and two other small groups.
6 August 2017|
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Response from Pam19532014 | Reviewed this property |
Dogs are only allowed on a couple of trails in the Smokies.
14 July 2017|
Response from Jennifer O | Reviewed this property |
No it is not difficult. Just plan for a incline most of the way there