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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Beautiful Falls

The waterfall was well worth the hike. DO NOT park at the trailhead of the Trillium Gap trail as it says on the National Park service website. If you do you will be walking a... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Valerie G

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Denham Springs
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Way too many people sitting around at the falls for you to move around. We went early too. Trail is rough but not hard to make it to the top.

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Thank Chris B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The fall itself is nothing spectacular. However you get to sit behind the fall which is a fairly unique experience. I would doubt though if it is worth all the walk

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Thank Yuanxi Z
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The waterfall was well worth the hike. DO NOT park at the trailhead of the Trillium Gap trail as it says on the National Park service website. If you do you will be walking a LONG way. Keep going just past the parking lot for the Trillium Gap trailhead and Rainbow Falls trailhead and you will see as sign to... More 

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1 Thank Valerie G
High Point, North Carolina
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22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a great hike to get away from the crowds. There were a few other people we passed on the trails, but for the most part, we were alone in the woods. I am unsure of the accuracy of the 1.4 mile statement at the trail head, but it may have been all of the stops to take pictures... More 

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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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67 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The trail is a good 2.5 miles round trip (longer if you're stuck parking far away like we were- there's only a small parking lot with about 15 spaces for the trail), but it's an easy trek compared to others in the park. It's mostly an upward climb, but it levels out in places and lets you cross small creek... More 

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Whitehall, Michigan
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26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wear good shoes and dress in layers. Although not a long hike, it's more involved than just walking flat land. You can hike behind a small waterfall. Go early. It gets very busy on nice days, and hard to find parking. Worth it!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Grotto Falls is always a tried-and-true hike for me if I just want to pop in to hike in the Gatlinburg area. The trail is scenic no matter what time of year, but it's best to go when we've had consistent rainfall in the area, so the falls are filled out. Due to its easy rating, it is a popular... More 

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Atlanta
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

To clarify this, it seems like sometimes the gate is somehow open and cars get on the road to the Falls, but the road is supposed to be closed due to the fire damage. The Ranger confirmed this with us. You can walk the road but it's a couple miles, steep, to even get to the trail. We went part... More 

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Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

Drove all the way here and closed due to Forrest fire damage. We settled for rainbow falls trail but didn't make it to the falls since it's a lot longer.

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Columbus Ohio
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462 reviews
322 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 243 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2017

This hike was good. It's about 1-2 miles each way and you start uphill. Parking was horrible for it, not enough spaces nearby. I have no clue how they handle it in the summer. The falls themselves were pretty good. The trail was also busy.

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