Baskins Creek Falls Trail to Greenbrier Cove

MODERATE 28 reviews

Baskins Creek Falls Trail to Greenbrier Cove is a 20.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.

20.3 miles 4959 feet Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

forest

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

hiking
5 months ago

Absolutely amazing! Well worth the journey to get to such a beautiful waterfall. You can actually get into the waterfall if you so desire. Definitely a must see for all!

hiking
6 months ago

6 months ago

Beautiful hike. It was our first time hiking and we enjoyed it. The waterfall was amazing. You can even go stand by the waterfall. Certainly worth it.

hiking
7 months ago

April 3, 2016 - Very nice hike to a beautiful waterfall. Lightly traveled trail, very peaceful. Downhill 75% of the way in, pretty tough on the way back out. The incline is relentless. I carried our 3.5 year old in a pack and was challenged.

Falls are 1.6 miles from the Baskins Creek trailhead, so it's about a 3.2 mile out and back. If the Nature Trail hate is closed, add .5 walk to the trailhead. Seems like the crowds all stop at Rainbow Falls, Trillium Gap and Grotto Falls trailheads.

hiking
8 months ago

Nice waterfall, a bit challenging on the return hike for my 8 year old, closer to moderate than it is to easy.

hiking
1 year ago

Wonderful hike to start our weekend. Hike included vistas, caves, waterfalls. It was 3 miles round trip with the return hike being a bit more challenging. Will definitely hike this trail again.

hiking
1 year ago

I hiked the back section of this trail to the falls to avoid the long uphill climb back out from the falls if you do it from the front side (closest to the beginning of the Roaring Fork Nature Motorway). Taking the route from the other side of the trail reduces, but does not eliminate the climb back out from the falls. The distance to the falls from either trailhead is about the same. Be careful on the steep and slippery spur trail that takes you to Baskins Creek Falls. The falls are gorgeous, and are best viewed in the spring time when there is a higher flow of water over them. The benefit of going in the summer, is that you can easily rock hop to the other side of the creek to get a better view of the falls. That is not allows possible in the when the water is higher.

hiking
1 year ago

1 year ago

Hiked this trail today for the first time and liked it. Not many other hikers but the heat and humidity probably kept some away. There are some pretty steep climbs so I'm more inclined to rate it a Moderate instead of Easy but it's very doable. We got a little surprise from Mama Bear who was comfortably resting in the middle of the trail about a half mile from the 2nd road trailhead. She backed us about 15 minutes but we still managed to escape the downpour barely.

hiking
1 year ago

very tough out and back hike if you start at the first trail head before Grotto Falls. It's a steep drop from the beginning and if you go out and back, the return hike is all uphill so save some energy for that. The cemetery was cool and our return from the falls was stalled for about 30 minutes while a black bear SAT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TRAIL eating about a mile from the trail head. Would have been nice except it was around a blind curve and we didn't see him until we were 25 feet away. Backed up and took a rest without incident :)

1 year ago

hiking
1 year ago

Hiked to the falls over New Years during a light rain & snow. We did not see one other person on the hike. The falls were better than expected.

hiking
2 years ago

We have hiked to the falls from both sides. It will take a little longer to get out that it did to get in, so plan for that in your timing. Not very crowded at all.

hiking
2 years ago

We enjoyed this trail as it was more secluded than most. When you reach the waterfall, there is an area to the right that you can climb up for a great photo shoot as well as the large rock where we are seated. There is also more to the hike is you want to see the old cemetery. It borders on strenuous up to the cemetery.

2 years ago

A fun, short hike with a nice little waterfall at the end. It's not very popular, so the crowds are small. I think my group only encountered one or two other groups on the way there and back. As others have noted, the way out can be strenuous. Be sure to save some water and factor into your plans that it might take twice as long to get out as it did to get in.

3 years ago

That picture is on grapeyard ridge trail.

hiking
3 years ago

Not a bad hike. Went in late October and the leaves were awesome! the falls aren't the most spectacular thing to see but for a short hike they're cool. Beware of the all uphill hike back though.

hiking
3 years ago

Relatively new to hiking and thought this was a good hike. my legs are alittle sore but it feels good...Very pretty falls and the trail was not rocky, not alot of people on the trail as well. there are 2 entrances and we took the second one. not sure which is tougher but about the same distance.

hiking
3 years ago

Great hike overall and the falls are beautiful. The trail does get a little steep in some places particularly on the way back from the falls. There is also a very interesting 1800s era cemetery along the route. It's a little difficult to climb down to the falls which are a bit off the trail, but the view is well worth it.

hiking
3 years ago

Great trail for a short but moderately difficult hike. Falls were pretty and the trail was well kept. The biggest challenge is the uphill climb back out.