Grotto Falls Trail

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Grotto Falls Trail is a 2.6 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from April until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

DISTANCE
2.6 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
551 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

trail running

walking

horseback riding

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

muddy

rocky

washed out

no dogs

An easy to moderate hike that is popular with families. The highlight is Grotto Falls, under which the trail continues. Accessed via the Trillium Gap Trailhead, this is a cool, well-shaded hike with gentle elevation gains. The only "difficulties are numerous rocks and roots that just require you to watch your step. There is llama scat on the trail, but it is neither as plentiful or as noxious as some people would have you believe.

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Such a pleasant hike. It was a nice trail, pretty short. There are lots of roots sticking out of the ground and some loose rocks, but it is a beautiful hike. You'll see lots of different plants and animals on it. Even with little kids, it was a fun hike and they loved it too!

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A terrific family hike (done in May 2016), even for those of us who hadn't really hiked in years!

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21 days ago

the hike up the water fall is somewhat difficult, was very disappointed once we got to the falls. if you want to see a stream coming down a mountain take the hike

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