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

Worst trail ever. Trails are all grown over and I think I literally ate a dozen spiders. Also beware, there is some weird individuals around the area there. I’m talking the shady pervert type.

If you like cute puppies and a lot of stairs, this trail is for you! My wife and I hiked it this afternoon, good terrain and a nice clear path for beginners.

15 days ago

Great trails! Beautiful scenery!

So, to find the trail on park maps, it's called the Wellman Trail, not Horseshoe Falls and and the trail head runs off the Wellman Meadows Group Camp. Overall, the trail is a nice little walk, quite a bit of poison ivy though, so need to keep an eye out if you are allergic to it. The creek bed and falls are nice, not too big, but worth the short hike.

1.8 mile round trip with a 9-year-old and 5 year old twins. Just enough terrain and turns to be interesting to them, as were the color-coded trail markers. The creek and falls were made for kids to play in/around (supervised, of course), also the swinging bridge. Only downside: lots of trail mud.

great hike

Loving Nature
Nice hike
Hot humid day chilled by running creek

on Caesar Creek Gorge Trail

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2 months ago

nice trail but very buggy

My grand beasts and I call it “the edge of the world” trail....great views without foliage and a beautiful well kept trail with many places for young kids to explore

One of my favorites! many up and down hills, includes swinging bridge

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3 months ago

Nice family friendly trail that is easy enough even if you have small children. Our family had a great time hiking the trails and then reaching the falls and cliffs. There are lots of rocks out in the creek and the kids had a great time skipping across them to get to the other side. The falls were nice, not really big so don't set your expectations too high, but still a nice feature at the end of the trail. There are lots of other nice trails in the area too, the entrance to this location basically allowed you to go on one of three or four trails. We are looking forward to tackling the others as well.

Took our grandson who is 22 months old today. We had a blast. would recommend this trail.

Great trail

Be Gentle to Mother Nature

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5 months ago

Enjoyed Snow fall on the trail

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5 months ago

Great for hiking with a toddler! Lots of little bridges and good views.

Very Nice Trail
Enjoyed Horseshoe Waterfall
Winter Hike cures Cabin Fever ;-)

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8 months ago

Perfect trail and scenic.

Fun hike! There is a spur off to the creek to look for fossils and the kids loved looking for them!

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9 months ago

Beautiful, but coldest day of the year so far: 31 degrees to start. So a bit wet after 11 am. Wear waterproof boots! Wooden bridges over most wet spots and a cool wooden/rope bridge I had to coax my dog over. Brisk air and lovely views of ravines, the creek and the lake. Total of 6.1 miles out and back to the parking lot on the south side of the dam.

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9 months ago

Beautiful hike! Quiet, not too crowded, easy enough to do while wearing a 9 month old. Will definitely be back!

was hiking there today with two dogs.wonderful place!

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9 months ago

beautiful views

This was a beautiful fun hike for the fall with my 4 year old. Different walking paths with stairs, rocks, pavement and lots of different trees, bushes,flowers,streams, lakes and rocks. We loved it and highly recommend it for little legs. Perfect length!!!

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Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Loved it! Very interesting trails with beautiful views!

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Monday, August 07, 2017

Beautiful my kids love and i love it❤

Monday, August 07, 2017

I love this place it's beautiful

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Hiked the trail with kids 9 & 12 they enjoyed including the concrete channel to the left of the dam outflow and across the top of the dam along the road over to the spillway that connected back to the gorge trails. The far west trail was posted "closed due to erosion" but still passable on 7/14. About 6 feet of trail is eroded into the creek but stable to walk on if you are careful. 2 mile total this route.

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