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Baskins Creek Falls

Baskins Creek Trail Trailhead, Baskins Creek Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Nice falls not too crowded

Nice hike away from crowds with nice waterfall at end. A little difficult toward the end going down... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Wayne C
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Franklin, Tennessee
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Great trail, not too busy. A new favorite!

This is a great hike for the family with a lot of different terrain and scenery. There isn’t much... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Mike C
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Cincinnati
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Baskins Creek Trail Trailhead, Baskins Creek Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice hike away from crowds with nice waterfall at end. A little difficult toward the end going down steep trail. I've hiked for decades with no falls but this downhill got me. I fell once just before the falls from slipping in wet ground in...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is a great hike for the family with a lot of different terrain and scenery. There isn’t much parking, you’ll pass the trailhead on a one way road and up the hill about a 1/4 mile is a parking area. The trail is moderate...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike. Love seeing nature recover from the fire. A few different areas were recovering well. Great views that were not there prior to the fire. Mostly down hill on the way to the falls. Save water for the return trip. Fantastic hike for family...More

Thank Mike A
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Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this hike and decided to do it. We are so glad we did. I would rate it moderate difficulty due to the steep hills. This is "off the beaten path" which we loved. We were able to enjoy the falls without anyone...More

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Reviewed 20 September 2017

Beautiful trail off the Roaring Fork Rd. Most people drive by this trail without a second thought and they are really missing out. The trail is maybe a little more strenuous than most guide books claim but still not too rough. Take your time to...More

Thank Wayne C
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Reviewed 29 July 2017 via mobile

We hit this trail at about 8:30 am. We were the first people out for the day. The trail goes through a burn area from the fall of 2016. Seeing the 'regrowth ' was very interesting. The last half mile of the trail losses about...More

1  Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 12 July 2017

Much of this trail winds thru hills that were burned in the fire of 2016 making this a beautiful, yet surreal hike. New greenery is pushing its way up thru the ashes and wildlife is returning to the area. Baskins Falls are quite nice though...More

2  Thank Trey S
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Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We took our 3 year old on this hike. It is more on the strenuous side with the elevation changes but it was worth it in the end. The last little bit was alittle tricky but nothing too bad. Good waterfall to hike and eat...More

1  Thank Beth K
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

I'll start with the basics. Who: I am an athletic male in his late 20s. I took my healthy (but not that active) parents who are in their early to mid 60s. They are of average build and weight. When: May 16, 2017 When: Late...More

10  Thank Jeev23
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Reviewed 13 April 2017

This hike is more strenuous than advertised! You go down hill for a good bit to reach the waterfall, and of course if you go down you must go up. We did check out the cemetery on the way which I recommend, it is fairly...More

Thank Jessica H
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Shoegirl17
26 July 2015|
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Response from Craigodem | Reviewed this property |
In Gatlinburg turn on airport road at the space needle. Stay straight until you hit the one way roaring 🍴 motor trail, which essentially makes a horseshoe shaped drive. There are two trailheads for the Baskin creek falls... More
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