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Cataract Falls

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Best seen after rain for best flow.

We've walked to Cataract Falls several times. The one time, the water flow wasn't very great, but... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue L
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We walked the trail in the rain with sandals. It rained the whole week so this was a short trail we... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Heather L
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"sugarlands visitor center"
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"small waterfall"
in 19 reviews
"short hike"
in 31 reviews
"easy walk"
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"nice short walk"
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"park headquarters"
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"mile round trip walk"
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"effort required"
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"nature trail"
in 16 reviews
"level trail"
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"families with small kids"
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"welcome center"
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"water flow"
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"pretty waterfall"
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"all ages"
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"great for kids"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've walked to Cataract Falls several times. The one time, the water flow wasn't very great, but still enjoyable. Best seen after rain like they've had recently.

Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We walked the trail in the rain with sandals. It rained the whole week so this was a short trail we enjoyed. Start at the visitor center. You can also park on the road and take a short walk to the falls instead of the...More

Thank Heather L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a good hike for families with small children or those who can’t do strenuous hikes. Fairly short and flat easy terrain. The falls are nice and picturesque. We took our 3 year old and had no issues. It was busy tho on a...More

Thank Robyn S
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Reviewed 16 May 2018 via mobile

This is a short hike right behind the visitor's center. Great little Falls and not strenuous at all.

Thank tsheetz
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

On the spur of the moment family decided to make the walk to Cataract Falls and back. It's an easy walk, just that one set of stairs has a huge step between the ground and the next step. Pretty, just watch out for people who...More

Thank gostartraveler
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

This is a very easy and short hike behind the Sugarlands visitor center. The falls are small but pretty. It was very busy the day we hiked it. We also did the nature path that you can turn off onto. That too was an easy...More

Thank Kiara513734
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

super easy walk to get to falls. small but pretty. would not probably have much water if the season was dry.

Thank toddandtraci
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Nice easy trail behind Sugarland visitor center. Scenic, about 2 miles total. Has a small waterfall at the end. We enjoyed it. Lots of photo opportunities.

Thank Tammy W
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Reviewed 7 April 2018 via mobile

This is a nice, short paved walk behind the Sugarlands visitor center. Easy to do and would recommend for anyone.

Thank LuluintheFL
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Short and easy hike from the Sugarland visitor center. Very pretty, but it tends to stay pretty busy from what I could tell.

Thank tslaughter24
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Megan A
27 October 2015|
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Response from jessica p | Reviewed this property |
Its probably 30 minutes for an adult by themselves. With kids it was closer to 45 or more. There could be lots of stops to look at flowers and the creek.
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