Explore the most popular kid friendly trails near Lakemont with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

13 hours ago

My favorite hike so far. The drive up is cool. Lots of beautiful homes. The trail is through a very green forest. I was waiting for elves and fairies to start jumping out at us! The waterfall at the end empties into a clear, shallow pool that’s not scary if you have kids or dogs. We went early and were completely alone. On the way back we ran into quite a few people. So, go before lunchtime if you like to be alone. Afternoon if you like to have people around.

Like previous reviewers, I want to emphasize that this route is only the rim trail, and nothing beats getting one of the 100 per day passes they issue in the visitor center to hike for the gorge floor. That is where you will find a really fun rock scramble along the river, and where you find Sliding Rock, a giant, natural water slide. SO FUN! We arrived about 9:30 on a Tuesday morning one July and had no trouble getting a pass. The climb back up out of the gorge is also a fun challenge.

Worth the trip!

Beautiful falls! Also beautiful, natural trail, although very short. Be prepared though, there are no bathrooms nearby. The drive over is also nice, because the lake is very pretty.

This trail was perfect for our family! We had a 4 year old, a 2 year old and a 19 month old in a carrier! Very Shady with a well maintained trail that followed the water! Plenty of fun bridges to walk across and places to stop and play in the water. It took us about 40 minutes to walk in and 40 minutes to walk our , but that is with kids in tow :) we will definitely do this trail again!

The falls are a must see for everyone. Beautiful and breathtaking. It's easy to miss so make sure you are looking for the trailhead or you might miss it. Get there early since parking is maybe 3 cars. Easy hike but if it has been raining wear shoes you can get muddy.

Beautiful hike! loved the cured if the waterfalls in the gorge. the suspension bridge was awesome. The stairs were intense coming up, but there are places to sit and drink water on the way up or down. I would do this again!

many awesome views but beware of stairs, many many stairs

Easy hike up, room to play in the water at the bottom of the falls. Hard to find so look close for a small spot to park and a stair case up.

We couldn’t get a floor pass when we got there at 10am but still enjoyed seeing the beautiful gorge. Next time we will be there when it opens! Those stairs though

Great hike, we only saw a couple others on the trail so it was nice. My 10 year old enjoyed it, she played in the creek along the way to cool off. Go all the way up to see angel falls!

Great waterfall! First part of trail is roughest unless you plan on going towards top of falls, that trail is bit strenuous

took a day trip, beautiful scenery, the home on the North room trail is awesome, if you take the steps prepare yourself, 600 something steps doesn't sound like much but remember you have to go down then up, the view and the suspension bridge after well worth it! for a Monday in July it wasn't too crowded. My son is five and autistic and he had a blast!!

We hiked the north and south rim Trail's including the climb down to cross over the suspension bridge and also the quarter mile past the interpretive center towards inspiration point. We did a half this hike with a dog and the entire hike with an eight and 10-year-old children. It was a moderate to strenuous hike if you take into account the climb down to the suspension bridge and then back up in addition to the climb up to inspiration point. Overall covering all the ground you can't hike more than 3 to 3 1/2 miles. It is an awe inspiring hike with gorgeous views throughout. Highly recommend.

You park on the road and yes, the small staircase is the trailhead.
Easy hike, potential for slippery spots.
You wouldn’t expect such a large waterfall to be in this spot and yet it is!
No place to really string up a hammock.
Great spot for photographers to bring clients as it’s not a far hike but the falls are towering and beautiful. Went in the early morning and no one else was there.
Highly recommend if you are going to be in the area.

Great time hiking around with our 5 and 6 yr old kids!

Absolutely worth the trip. Great time with our family of four (kids are 5 and 6).

29 days ago

Not the easiest to fine, but so worth finding. Just watch your distance from turnoff, and at about 1.5 miles start looking for a small (4 car) turnout on your left and then some stairs on your right. You have to go slow to see them. Very easy walk up to falls and one of the most breathtaking things to see. The cool breeze actually feels like AC blowing. Could have stayed all day and just listened to the water.

Hike was great,gorgeous views all along the trail.

Absolutely beautiful. One of the best maintained set of trails. I almost felt like I was walking in a park instead of hiking through woods. But despite the lack of a "backcountry " feel, there are some spectacular views of the falls and gorge.

Great views, lots of stairs. Wouldn’t recommend for dogs or little kids. Bridge is cool.

Beautiful hike, kid friendly, easy to follow. make sure you go all the way to the end to see Angel Falls

Beautiful waterfall !

Short, easy but beautiful. Kids loved climbing in the falls. Went through the week so it wasn’t busy at all.

Nice, short hike with great waterfall at the end. There are two falls so make sure you go to the end. Easy to moderate.

The view today of the water fall was amazing as it is falling at the highest rate it has. It was worth the hikes and stairs

just a basic stair hike nice view but very comercial all about money

1 month ago

Great little easy hike, parking was weird but could be “user” “google maps” navigation error... Traveled from Atlanta there on Wednesday and had the whole falls to myself to do some photography... Very beautiful!

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