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Easy hike, slight incline going to the falls. Very crowded though. Beautiful falls.

This was a beautiful hike, we had our 2.5 yr old and 1 yr old and they loved it. The falls were amazing, the trail was a bit crowded and parking was the biggest challenge. At the top by the falls it was quite slippery which made wearing the kids a bit more difficult but worth it!

on Point Trail

2 days ago

great trail! not to hard, I'd say low moderate level. great views! we did it for a sunrise hike with #hikemoco and it was great! I've done this trail in 3/4 seasons now and it never disappoints.

Family walk. Stroller friendly. Fell in the creek with my son. Made for a great story...but not in the moment. Haha

hiking
2 days ago

Short hike very easy but need to watch out for roots. No one but me and my husband on trail.

Hiked this with our three kids (8, 7, and 3 ( in a backpack carrier)). The kids absolutely loved the waterfall area. The trail was a moderate climb for our family with just a few spots that were challenging for the kids due to slippery conditions.

hiking
2 days ago

This trail is easy and very relaxing. It runs right along a main road but that didn’t bother us and our two dogs at all. It was great to park at the Sugarlands Visitor Center and walk the trail over to Gatlinburg and explore the town. Would do again but definitely not a secluded hike if you are looking for that.

Lots of stairs! You can get by the gate!

Have not hiked it since the last section was closed, but it was a beautiful and somewhat strenuous hike ..... especially the last part to summit. Looking forward to hiking it soon... hope I’m not disappointed since some of it is off limits now 10/19/2018. I would highly recommend this trail if your okay with a somewhat difficult hike.

Beautiful, but challenging! The only disappointment was no view at the summit. A decent amount of people that we needed to pass. Overall, a wonderful day of hiking!

Easy in and out - one good overlook before the falls - the falls is the payoff. Go early or parking will be a bear. Met a volunteer- Mike who shared so recent photos and knowledge about the local bears that was very interesting.

Nice trail with lots of hikers.

hiking
2 days ago

map is wrong. at the back of the park is a gazebo with parking that's starts there. seems more like a cut through to get to to the neighboring high school than an overlook hiking trail. nice incline. didnt find overlook.

Love this trail! Beautiful views and so rewarding when you get to the falls.

good trail, work the hike

Because the trail is not difficult it made for a lot of people on the trail.

hiking
3 days ago

This hike seems to be on every “Top 10 Hikes of the Smokies” list and with that kind of recognition comes the crowds. Abrams Falls trail is moderate in length and elevation gain which also contributes to its popularity. It’s a “roller coaster” type hike with a lot of ups and downs, but mostly trending down to the falls with all of the elevation gain coming on the way back. As a rule, I do not generally love hikes that are uphill on the way back. That combined with the crowds, noise and unfulfilled high expectations left me disappointed. It is a pretty trail and a pretty waterfall, but with so many beautiful waterfall trails in GSMNP, I definitely wouldn’t do this one again.

hiking
3 days ago

This wide, well-maintained gravel trail is quite easy due to the gentle grade and offers outstanding views of the Middle Prong of the Little River. You will find a nice bench and awesome waterfall photo-ops at both mile 0.4 and 0.75. We continued on to the Indian Flats Falls turn-off, which is approximately 4 miles from the trailhead, shortly after the footbridge. While the Middle Prong Trail is wide and easy, the spur trail to the falls is narrow, a little tougher and in some places a bit of a scramble. Overall we really enjoyed this scenic hike; there are countless spots along the way where the side of river easily and safely accessible so you can take pics of the various cascades, fish, or just relax with your feet in the water.

hiking
3 days ago

Due to the proximity to Gatlinburg and reasonable distance, this is one of my favorite hikes in GSMNP. Plus it’s fun and absolutely beautiful! There are four bridges that cross the river and have spectacular cascade views & photo ops. This trail is rated as hard and it really is, despite the shorter length. This is mainly due to the elevation gain during the second mile. The elevation gain is thanks to eight - that’s right, EIGHT sets of stairs starting at mile 1.45! Every time I thought we were done climbing stairs, we were surprised with another set, but they’re evenly spaced well-maintained steps, not the weirdly shaped & spaced steps one often sees on trails (i.e. Sharp Top). Again despite the shorter distance, hiking boots and water are a must on this one. If you have any knee issues at all, some kind of knee elastic or KT tape (I prefer the latter) and trekking poles are super helpful on this trail (up and down) because of the steps. It’s true that the area around the pinnacles is closed, but it may never reopen to hikers as the fire has left it unstable and therefore unsafe. There’s a manmade observation point one-quarter of a mile below the former end of the trail; this observation point provides great views of the Chimney Tops pinnacles and Mount LeConte. Highly recommend!

Definitely hard.

Lovely mostly flat very easy trail to a small waterfall. Perfect for seniors and little kids. Cross the creek and keep goi g and the trail behinds a slow incline leading g to another small waterfall that cascades from the top of mountain all the way down. This part is good for running.

hiking
4 days ago

id give this hike a 4/10 for difficulty. there isnt too much to look at on the way but the falls are beautiful.
on a side note: you have to take a one way road to get to the trail and you cant pass so you are at the mercy of the cars in front of you to keep going. there were lots of deer and turkeys in the meadows and people would stop in the middle of the street, halting traffic for their pictures. it took 30 minutes to go 3 miles and its the only way to get there

long uphill with no payoff, the actual top is closed. wait to do this when the top peak opens.

Love this trail! The fir trees are gorgeous!

Nice beginner hike, took my dog with me, very wide trail. Beautiful views of the hidden lake. Would recommend to any beginner, also very well marked trail

Worth the time

on Andrews Bald Trail

4 days ago

one of my favorite hikes. very whimsical and magical forrest scenes

on Laurel Falls Trail

4 days ago

nice hike. busy

first mile is easy last mile is STAIRS!! no joke.....one mile of mostly stairs
nice view at the end but like most people have reported the last .2 is closed off with a giant gate blocking the path and no way around it. the "new" view was still beautiful.

hiking
4 days ago

i called this the grandpa and baby trail. around every bend was either an old couple "hiking" in slacks and polos or a family pushing a stroller. its hard to take pics of the waterfall because people feel the need to walk up to the waterfall and touch it, regardless of who is taking pics. felt more like a guided nature walk than a hike

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