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18 hours ago

Beautiful hike and quite easy. Recent massive rock slide across the creek after the waterfall. Near the final creek crossing, you must climb over rocks which could be a little difficult but worth it. After the final creek crossing at the large waterfall, the trail continues for a short distance before the trail just ends. Lots of poison ivy and oak so watch your step. Just past the concrete structure where they used to mine quartz is a short trail up with nice view overlooking the creek. We had rain the night before but the trail wasn’t wet and hardly any insects.

Some parts are steep . Amazing views . Good work out

hiking
1 day ago

I would say it’s moderately rated other than hard. Good for trail running. First time hiking in Knoxville TN. Good views, still have to check other trails around this area. But compared to SC it’s way better!!!

My first hike in Tennessee! I wish that waterfall was little bit taller for round trip of 5.5 miles. enjoyed the hike, and beautiful waterfall

I found a couple spots of this trail to be a little more difficult than “beginner level.”
But it’s worth the climb out. Beautiful falls! And much of the hike is alongside a creek.
There were lots of folks on the trail when I went in late April. Pack your patience for the Cade’s Cove Koop on the weekend :)

hiking
4 days ago

Truly awesome hard hiking trail with places you have to literally climb over rocks! Highly recommended for those looking for a good work out in the outdoors.

Enough uphills and downhills to keep everyone happy. Make sure to check out the trees early on in the hike and you can see where the forest fire must have come through.

First hike ever and it was amazing! Loved it

3 up hills and 3 downhills going to the Falls and then back to the parking lot, Abrams Falls is well worth the walk. It is usually very crowded and you have to drive about half of the one way, Cades Cove Loop, to get to the trail head. I like the hike, but it isnt one I choose very often

hiking
8 days ago

I feel that "hard" is an exaggerated rating for this trail. I did have some blow downs to bypass and there are some steep sections with loose rock, but I would rate it more early moderate. I went up the Blue trail (around 7pm, after work) and went to the Eastern Overlook to catch sunset. GPS recorded 3.3 miles and just under 1000 ft in elevation gain. The views were very good for being so close to Knoxville and well worth the trip. I will definitely go again. I hike every weekend possible in the GSMNP so I am use to the climbing and descents, but don't let the rating keep you from going.

I love Ijams and how close it is to Downtown Knoxville. There’s always something to see here! Easy to moderate trails that anyone can enjoy.

hiking
9 days ago

Would highly recommend this trail! Did it with my dog and she enjoyed swimming in the creeks. Was one of the easier hikes I’ve done and was fairly short. The directions on this app took me to the Gee mountain caves and not the trail head so be careful when you arrive. We just walked about .5 miles and found the trailhead no problem. The waterfalls were BEAUTIFUL.

hiking
12 days ago

Enjoyed the trail. Beautiful waterfall although I wish it was taller for a round trip of 5 miles just to go see it. Some members of my family found the trail to be a bit too challenging for them because of all the climbs and rocks along the trail. It is rated moderate and I would not recommend going on it if you’re looking for an easy trail. Liked that the trail goes along the river.

hiking
13 days ago

Beautiful waterfall and great for swimming on hot days. Can be very crowded on weekends, so I recommend going during a weekday if possible. I think its about a mile or so longer then the 5 miles listed. Saw a bear on the long winding road there (plan time for the drive). Good for all skill levels.

hiking
15 days ago

Always a nice hike. Go early if you want to beat the crowds.

hiking
17 days ago

A beautiful trail along a river that leads to the Falls.
So many butterflies. Saw a large snake. I felt like definitely more uphill coming back!

Great trail. Very much enjoyed the river along the trail. There were many beautiful cascades and small falls along the way. Learned lots of history about the area from our knowledgeable guide. Great day hike for families, but a bit long for small children. Indian Flats Falls was beautiful. Well worth the hike.

hiking
27 days ago

A great family hike! Awesome views and the falls where a fantastic lunch spot!

This is a really great trail! Not too hard, so families with small children are welcome! (Not too small though. And bring water. Always bring water. XD)

hiking
30 days ago

Not a trail for the uninitiated, but offers great views, nice rock formations, and a good workout. Some parts are pretty steep with big chunk rock, boulders, and looser gravel, so one must pay attention to avoid a potentially nasty fall. But House Mountain is a nice challenge and a fun trail to hike. I definitely added it to my “go to” trail list!

My first hike I loved it

Great hike. Steady climb up with a few switch backs. Definitely moderate. Forest is waking up from winter with wildflowers and dogwood blooming everywhere.

hiking
1 month ago

Fun hike! East overlook had the best views.

Nice hike with a pretty waterfall and great spot to swim at the end. We saw a bear on this trail!

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked Warriors Passage again after two years. The trail is 11 miles, which doesn’t include the 1.6 mile trek over a gravel road to the tower. Wildcat Creek is deep. We took sandals, changed into them, crossed the creek and left them on the other side. They were still there on the return trip and the cold water was wonderful! We saw a bear for the first time on a trail! He was about 25 yards from us. We looked at him and he looked at us, and no more than a minute, he turned and ran into the woods. The trail is really overgrown— lots of scratches. At about mile 3, it looks like a tree has fallen over the trail, and it has, only the trail is a switchback , so you should go to the right uphill to detour and the trail picks up again. It’s tough, the last mile and a half is hard. 872’ in .4 mile, and the total elevation is 2500’. The “burn bald” is pretty hard to navigate, but the trail is there. Altogether, the trail is clearly blazed with three white blazes, two small and a larger center rectangle.

Great workout with nice views without having to drive to the Smokies. Have done this trail many times over the years and was very disappointed to see that the Mountain Trail needs some maintenance between .5 miles and .75 miles. Nothing that should keep you from doing the hike, but there were a few trees down.

Awesome trail cs17 is great place to hang a hammock

Great trail. We went on the 4th of July early and it was fantastic. The trailhead parking lot was a little crowded, but we never really saw anyone on the trail. Easy hike for our crew of 9 (kids were ages 6 to 14),though a little long to get to the waterfall. So glad we did though...we waded in the water and relaxed, making for a quick trip back down. Beautiful the entire way, quiet and peaceful...and lots of river distractions for the kids. Bonus was how nice and cool the hike is along the river. We were never too hot, even though the temps were in the 90's that day. Super happy!

The hike was beautiful with a few waterfalls along the way. There are many side paths to get better views of the river and falls as well. The last half mile or so goes past the final waterfall up an incline to a fork where it meets other trails. If you are just looking for the waterfalls and not for the next connection point I would turn around after the last waterfall that you can see from a wooden walk bridge. The bridge has no rails and is wide enough for a car to drive over. Over all good hike! I would definitely recommend bringing bug spray!!

Great work out. Really loved going up this hike. It was nearly 4 miles up to the cell towers. And then for miles back down. I had to stop about a dozen times to do a tick check and found about 10 texts throughout the hike on me so be very careful as you walk this hike. I really enjoy the work out going up I did not so much enjoy the long dissent down the mountain. A couple of beautiful pieces of scenery and mostly in the shade.

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