Baskins Creek Falls Trail to Greenbrier Cove is a 20.3 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until October.
Hiked this trail Mid-June 2016, was well worth the effort of making the hike back! On the return my wife and I came across 2 huge wild turkeys and had the opportunity to see a black bear foraging in the distance. Get started early and take a nice break once you get to the falls, the first mile on your way back is very much uphill! I would definitely Mae this hike again and again!!
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!
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.
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.
Nice waterfall, a bit challenging on the return hike for my 8 year old, closer to moderate than it is to easy.
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.
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.
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.
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 :)
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.
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.