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Today the wintertime temps in East Tennessee were around 60 degrees, so we made a quick trip to the falls this morning. A little overcast but beautiful nonetheless. Normal crowds out there but very pleasant and tons of water-flow due to so much rain lately.
This trail is a nice walk thru the mountains. This is a great walk for families with toddlers/young children. There is nothing spectacular about the trail but it is pleasant and easy to navigate. The vegetation is very pretty and the presence of bears is everywhere.
A very popular hike to a pretty waterfall. Fortunately there is lots of room to park at the trailhead. The round trip to the falls is just over five miles. Hopefully I can complete the full 8.4 miles out and back on my next trip. I love the Cades Cove area of GSMNP.