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Did this with my girlfriend from Latvia back in 2014. Great trail but smoked my ass coming back up.

Never tire of this one. A lot of "view" for such an ez hike & always changing. Haven't seen the same view twice.

A real hidden gem. One of the best views I’ve seen in the area. Very windy at the top though

Great hike and 360
View. Very windy.

Excellent 360 degree views with an easy walk up the small dirt road. The trail does get muddy, especially near the top.

Ankle support is a must. Trekking poles were necessary for me the last bit to the waterfall, so I recommend them. Even with trekking poles, I had to pull myself up / lower myself while holding onto various flora.

Short hike beautiful waterfall. Well worth the time.

on Falls Branch Trail

1 month ago

This was a fun trail. I’ll echo everyone else ... the first 3/4 on the way in is easy and fairly unremarkable. But that last 1/4 is difficult and makes it worth the hike. The falls are amazing.

From the parking lot it’s not clearly marked where this trail is located. The entrance is the name of another trail. Take it. Then about a hundreds in there is a sign and the trail forks. Keep left.

I want to do this one again in the summer and get under the falls and in the pool of water there.

Easy hike for a 360 degree gorgeous view of the Appalachian Mountains. Perfect spot to pitch a tent and watch the sunrise.

2 months ago

The waterfall is definitely worth the hike! The hike back is a bit of an uphill battle, but not anything too serious. The drive up the Cherohala to get there is beautiful as well, with many overlooks.

Easy walking. The north end is more scenic than the south. At present the ends are closed to through traffic which is good because vehicles raise dust. Nice waterfalls at the north end. Abundant wildflowers

Trail isn’t too bad! It’s a little tough but the waterfall makes it worth it.

Beautiful view from the top!

Great family hike.

3 months ago

Quick beautiful hike across meadows of wildflowers with a Mountain View in the distance.

3 months ago

Beeeeeautiful day!! Was sitting on top of the world with no one around for miles :) 65 degree weather at 8:45am!

4 months ago

I hiked to Huckleberry ridge today. it is a bald. basically a big Field, with wild flowers, and a couple of nice views. at the end of the trail, there is a small area, you could hang a hammock and camp. there is no water, you would have to bring your own.

4 months ago

My family did this hike in Oct of 2017. The kids were 5 and 3 at the time and had no issues walking on the trail but because of them we only went about a mile in. Despite the name of the hike most of what we hiked was not along the river and that was disappointing. There was one spot we managed to get down to the river but otherwise it was a trail through the woods, but a nice one and scenic, despite a large pipeline that is visible at times.

What a wonderful hike for our anniversary!

Beautiful view with some interesting history!

It has been raining for several days so we had the added challenge of mud/slippery areas along the hike. It would have been significantly more difficult had we not had walking sticks with us. The falls are absolutely beautiful and worth seeing, but when the reviews say the last 1/4 of the trail is difficult, they are not over stating it.

Stunning views from fields of wild flowers!

This trail can get tough but it’s absolutely the most beautiful waterfall I’ve been to. So worth the pain!!

6 months ago

Hiked this yesterday with a friend. Very easy going in to falls, coming back was another story. The hike back to trailhead was immensely steep for a bit of the way. We had trekking poles and they were a tremendous help! Very worth the hike!

6 months ago

Love this trail and love this website. However... dogs are NOT welcome on this trail even on a leash. The ONLY two trails in the park that allow dogs are Oconaluftee River trail on the NC side and Gatlinburg Trail on the TN side. Don't know where that info came from. It is absolutely false.

Beautiful Falls. Getting there was just a super walk. It is very steep in places and at 70 yrs old it was a bit much for me. I stopped on the way back 8 or 9 times for a breath and to rest my legs. The trail head on the Skyway was very easy to find and the tea was easy to follow.

Definitely a moderate hike. The falls were very full and my teenagers had a great time exploring!

you walk along a river for a big portion of the hike. u have to cross it about 10 times. one crossing is down. had to take the shoes off and cross the river.

9 months ago

So yea this is definitely an interesting trail. 75% of it is easy as pie... 25% is VERY DIFFICULT. When you think you’re to the part the reviews say is difficult, you’re not even there yet.

I wore my baby on this hike and had great difficulty getting down and then back up I actually had to pause to catch my breath. I did not bring water because it was a moderately rated hike and short, but I should have! It is almost impossible to not slip getting to the waterfall so definitely use the roots to help ease yourself down.

There is snow and ice near the falls themselves and they’re truly beautiful and much larger than they appear in photos. Enjoy!

Took us 40 minutes exactly to get to the falls and 40 minutes exactly to get back to the car.

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