Cataract Falls ADA Route

EASY 17 reviews

Cataract Falls ADA Route is a 0.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that offers scenic views and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips.

Distance: 0.7 miles Elevation Gain: 26 feet Route Type: Out & Back

wheelchair friendly

kid friendly

stroller friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

partially paved

views

If you use a wheelchair and want to see the falls, check out this "short cut" through the employee parking lot.

hiking
3 days ago

The “ada” part I assume is just the sidewalk that goes in front of the headquarters building? We tried to go down the unpaved path but my fathers scooter got high centered on the tree roots so we turned around and went to the visitor center.

hiking
17 days ago

Nice little trail from the back of the sugarlands visitor center. We had a person who uses a walker at times with us this trip so we searched for some accessible trails. The main party took the whole trail from the visitor center but lost the directions when we saw a parking lot we could cut through (so we did with the kids) but you are supposed to follow the fighting creek trail for a short distance and there will be a bridge across the creek. You will know your close to it because the trail parallels the creek for a bit with the cataract falls trail on the opposite bank. You then go under a road bridge and head on up to the falls. The walker user and a couple others parked at the actual park headquarters behind the visitor center and it’s only 0.2 miles to the falls from there

hiking
2 months ago

Very short trail. Small little waterfall, lots of mushrooms around. Overall cute little quick stop. Would be excellent for small children

hiking
3 months ago

There is an even shorter way to get to the falls. You can park your car by the ranger station and the trail will be across the bridge on your left. It's a 0.1 mile walk to the falls and its beautiful. if you're pressed for time or simply not a hiker, but want to see a great waterfall this is the one for you. It was drizzling when we went and there was no one else there.

hiking
3 months ago

Very short hike. Busy with lots of hikers and families. Good for children or those who aren’t very mobile.

hiking
5 months ago

NOT paved, access are your own risk.

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3 months ago

recorded Cataract Falls

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