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Grotto Falls Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
+1 865-436-1200
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Lovely 1.4 miles

Make sure you pack some water. While the Grotto Falls trail isn't super vigorous, it's not easy... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Indianapolis, Indiana
via mobile
Not worth it

It is hardly a hike nor a great fall one must also remember that it is closed from Monday to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
+1 865-436-1200

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Make sure you pack some water. While the Grotto Falls trail isn't super vigorous, it's not easy either. Definitely come with water because you will sweat. It is a beautiful hike... in July it has full foliage and rhododendron were everywhere making by it a...More

Thank beth070303
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is hardly a hike nor a great fall one must also remember that it is closed from Monday to Thursday for repairs and maintenance of the trail

Thank sorabh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a fun, relatively short hike. One of our favorites! It's approximately 3 miles round trip. There are lots of rocks and tree roots that make up this trail. As with most hikes/trails, it's best to go early before too many people. We went...More

Thank higginshouse17
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Lack of rain made for a small falls but still enough water to make it fun to walk behind. Really excited to see the lamas walk under the falls. Hike was not too strenuous although was a gradual incline on way to the falls. Glad...More

Thank texantravelinggirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Unless you just need to stretch your legs a little. Its ok. That is about it. We did enjoy getting out of the car but its not really a hike.

Thank Silverfalcon3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautiful waterfall that you can walk behind. It is appoximately 3 miles round trip from stop #5 on the Roaring Forks Motor Trail. It was more challenging than I thought it would be. You walk uphill the whole way there and there are a...More

Thank TazFam
Reviewed 9 September 2017 via mobile

Make sure that you see these beautiful falls. The walk is not hard, take your time to enjoy the views while hiking, take water and spend a few hours. We will return on our next visit. You can walk behind this falls.

Thank jaswyre
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Nice hike to a great waterfall at the end. It was fun walking behind the waterfall. Be careful of the slippery rocks. The hike is a good one for families with kids as it is not too long. The uphill hike is a little strenuous...More

2  Thank PiscoMatt
Reviewed 2 September 2017 via mobile

My wife and I hiked this trail and absolutely loved it. From the Grotto Falls parking area the hike is fairly quick. We parked farther down the trail on the Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, so we had to hike a little extra to get...More

Thank Richard H
Reviewed 28 August 2017

The hike was fairly easy. The falls were fun to walk behind (very slippery). On our way up we met a young man who had fallen and hit his head and was bleeding so be careful on the wet rocks. The falls were popular and...More

1  Thank smiling-4-12
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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