Cataract Falls

EASY 6 reviews

Cataract Falls is a 1 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a waterfall. The trail is good for all skill levels and primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding.

DISTANCE
1.0 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
26 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

no dogs

Sugarland Visitor Center is trailhead with restrooms and Smoky Mountain info.

hiking
12 days ago

Easy short hike behind the visitor center, pretty waterfall when it has a lot of water

hiking
14 days ago

Short easy hike following the creek. Houses visible on parts of this trail. OK waterfall. Super crowded. First time my wife & I did this, a bear crossed the trail behind us. We never saw or heard it. Another couple yelled. They showed us a PIC on their camera with the bear close behind us. This is at the Sugarlands visitor center area.

27 days ago

short but beautiful with cool bridges and walkways. quite a bit of traffic though.

nature trips
1 month ago

got lost somehow night hiking and stumbled upon this, was pretty cool, watched some huge icicles drop from the falls. easy to get to though and nice path for everyone.

hiking
2 months ago

Short family FRIENDLY hike/walk through timber and along a small creek, ending at a 25 foot tall water fall. Water amounts can very per amount of rain. About half way there is a tree with a hole that make a GREAT photo OP with your kids (whatever there age, got one with me, was 66 at the time). Trail starts at Sugarland Visitor Center, turn at restrooms and follow concrete sidewalk to Fighting Creek Nature Trail on your left. Get a trail guide for 50 cents.

Trail isn't stroller friendly, there is a stairway at roadbridge, check at visitor center for short cut trail to falls.

hiking
2 months ago