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Great view of the falls

Awesome view of the falls. About 1.2 miles walking up an incline almost all the way. Wet, rocky... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Burke, Virginia
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Wonderful Falls worth the hike!

Steady incline trail with lots of cool tree roots on the way and also some nice water features... read more

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Awesome view of the falls. About 1.2 miles walking up an incline almost all the way. Wet, rocky with stumps. Can be done in tennis shoes but highly recommend hiking shoes. It is worth the trip

Thank rdscottusaf
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steady incline trail with lots of cool tree roots on the way and also some nice water features crossing the path. The way up seems endless but the way back goes much quicker all downhill. Falls were beautiful and everyone took turns taking pictures behind...More

Thank Trek666618
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fairly easy, beautiful hike for all ages. It was cool that you could walk behind waterfall. Get there early to find a parking spot.

Thank elly952
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The falls were beautiful. The trail is a workout going up because of the incline but it’s definitely worth it. There’s a few spots for good pictures, the way down is so quick since you’re going down.

Thank WanderwithT
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hike to Grotto Falls was beautiful. It was also very busy. We got to the trail around 10am thinking we would be early enough to beat the crowd. Wrong. I guess you have to get out there before the sun comes up. Don’t get...More

Thank BKFoster
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my absolute favorite hike to do in the Smokies. The hike is an easy hike back to the falls. Once you get there, you can walk behind the falls. Very pretty!!!

Thank Aggie P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I would go for difficulty moderate in stead of easy. The walk is not that long, but the trail is rocky and has lots of tree roots. We had to cross a small stream about 4 times. But no wet feet. I was happy to...More

Thank RinTjH
Reviewed 9 October 2018 via mobile

This was a beautiful trail and waterfall, the trail was wet and has a lot of rocks and tree roots to step over so it is a bit of work. But it is a beautiful walk, and the falls are unique as you can walk...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Several people as well as the guide mentioned this was an ok hike for beginners HOWEVER this is very steep straight up the mountain 1.5 miles to the falls. I would consider it more strenuous. It was pretty and rewarding once you got to the...More

Thank deegeegirl
Reviewed 6 October 2018 via mobile

The hike is to be expected as your in the mountains and hiking to waterfall. It is very worth it. During the week is quiter.

Thank Brittany O
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Response from Rick B | Reviewed this property |
No dogs are not allowed on trails n the GSMNP. Except a couple around the visitor centers
12 April 2017|
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Response from RachaelMarie | Reviewed this property |
We hiked a bit and then just found some nice flat rocks to picnic on. I'm not sure if there are picnic tables around. We improvised. There may have been picnic tables in the area off the main road, if I am remembering... More