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6 days ago

This is a great hike for the whole family but not small children

Different from many other trails in the park. Very rocky to start with. Lots of elevation changes. Nice payoff at the bald.

Pretty cool cabin. Easy, kid friendly trail.

6 days ago

Pretty short and relatively easy hike. Starts to the left of the paved path up to Clingman’s Dome. The trail itself goes downward for the majority of the time until Andrew’s Bald, meaning you have to hike back up to the parking lot. Rocky trail with a decent amount of steps and some wood planks to use. Gorgeous less crowded view and pretty area.

Wonderful view

Beautiful view and falls were amazing. Good for beginners or young people. Only downside was super crowded.

10 days ago

Great trail. Saw a young black bear in a tree about 1.5 miles in.

Trail is diagonal from the building, see photos.

This is the perfect trail for those who want to see mountains & waterfalls but don’t have much time. I wouldn’t recommend this trail to anyone without sure footing due to the amount of roots and slick spots. I saw a few older folks turn back because of it.

I would definitely do this trail again.
Great for kids!

17 days ago

For starters- this trail is only 5 miles.

The route to the trail is on Cade’s Cove Loop “scenic driving trail” so there are tons of people, cars, dogs (which are not allowed), stop & go SLOW moving traffic.
Turn right onto gravel road past site 10 & before site 11.

There are so many people on this trail that it ruins it. Very touristy. I recommend checking out other water falls just as beautiful as this one instead (see Conasauga). We knew this going into the hike, so we chose a Wednesday morning and it was still so crowded. Over 100 cars parked at the trailhead by the time we left.

17 days ago

Great views at the end. Hike just average

My 12 & 13 year boy and girl kept the pace up as we completed this hike in 2 hrs and 20 minutes with 10 mins at the falls and 1maybe 20 mins along the trail. We went March 25th after a rainy night. Volume of water alone made hike worth it. Our 5 star hike is Alum cave to Mt. LeConte we did two days later.

great for familes. we hiked in with 3 kids 8 and under. they did great and we had lunch by the falls. quick 2 1/2 hr round trip..and that includes an hour by the falls exploring.

Great trail ! Recommended for first timers.

Obstacles of many roots, rocks & lots of mud to get there, but the waterfall at the end is worth it.

A nice, wide easy trail. Lots of streams, wildflowers, butterflies and the cabins were nice too.

Great hike for the whole family with beautiful waterfall at the end. Took us about 1 hour, 45 min round trip, including ~30 minutes spent by the falls. We went on a Tuesday, and probably saw only 25 or so other hikers. You’ll need to help little kids navigate the obstacles and stay away from the drop offs, but it’s certainly doable for them.

Lovely waterfall, not very crowded, and lots of spring wildflowers to see! The trail has areas that are covered in roots, rocks, and some wet spots but it makes it very engaging and fun to climb.

Amazing views, took us about 3.5 hours taking our time. Only complaint is how heavily trafficked it is, but that’s all you can expect from such a pretty trail

Definitely worth the hike up and down the hills, the school/graveyard is worth the hike alone. A mile past the school is the property with the cabin home. A very cool piece of history in the smokies.

One of my favorite trails in the Smokeys. Very tough and relatively long which means only the hardcore show up. It's getting harder and harder to find lightly trafficked trails in the Smokeys. This is still one of them. Not much to see "view-wise" until the very top.

Amazing trail! It was a great short hike to our day. We had 6 of us on the walk including an 8 year and a 7 year old who absolutely loved the trail and of course the falls. It is definitely a moderate trail so be ready for some roots and rocks!

Really enjoyed it!

1 month ago

Beautiful trail with great waterfall at the end

Our family enjoyed the hike. My 8 and 5 year old enjoyed the obstacles. Very treacherous for them, but fun.

Worth the hike to get to the falls!

on Abrams Falls Trail

1 month ago

This is a moderately difficult hike with lots of ups and downs on the way out and back. There are some scenic views along the way, and the falls are well worth the effort to get there. The amount of water flowing over the falls in March was impressive.

Loved it!!! Nice hike!! I packed my 40 pound toddler on my back the entire way and I am a plus size momma. Yes, I sweated and had to take a moment or two to catch my breath, but it was truly great!!! We visited today, 3/4/18, after all the recent rain, the falls were too beautiful for even cameras to capture the true beauty.

1 month ago

I did this hike in Autumn and the trees and scenery were beautiful. If you are going for the waterfall you may decide the hike isn't worth the effort for what you get to see. But if you are going to just enjoy nature and the scenery then its a great hike with plenty of ups and downs.

Great 2 mike round trip from parking lot of the little greenbrier school. Very enjoyable.

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