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Challenging but once you reach the top....WOW

Great trail! Trail is pretty narrow, not ideal for poorly trained dogs. Trailhead is a bit difficult to find, keep your eyes peeled for signs.

21 hours ago

We started at the Low Gap trail head to the AT connection and descended the Snake Den Ridge. Seeing how slow and grueling the Snake Den is I would highly recommend you begin by ascending Low Gap. It is a very steep 2 mile climb, but worth it in my opinion for the shorter (albeit more intense) ascent. It was very foggy, so even though we didn't get any views, it lent the entire hikers enchanted forest effect. This was my first time in the Smoky Mountains, and I found the rainforest climate fascinating. It transplanted me to past trips to Central America. The hike was demanding but very satisfying. It's not for beginners, but I still highly recommend it!

An amazing hike with awesome 360 views. My wife and I will be back to hike it again in the Fall. Can not wait!!

Took this trail up to Bushy Mountain (half way to Mt Leconte.). Took about 1 hr 20 minutes to run the 6.5 mile round trip. Got to see the Llama train carrying supplies to the camp and took a breather in the shade behind Grotto Falls. Fantastic view form the top of the mountain.

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2 days ago

Poor view and too much poop. The actual hike is pretty but not worth the trouble.

2 days ago

3 days ago

Awesome hike! Even better views

Good small hike. Drive up till the trail head and back is worth doing the hike!
Did the hike during light rain which made the path even prettier.

we found this when someone walking back from the trail told us about it . its a waterfall you do not want to miss loved it

I did this hike with my 4 and 6 year old kids. Nice hike with beautiful scenery. Multiple waterfalls along the way to look at. The trail to the Falls is easy to miss. I missed it and ended up about 2 miles from the Appalachian Trail. We backtracked and finally found the trail. Wow! It was secluded and beautiful! We ate a quick lunch and the kids played in the water, which wasn't too deep. We were thoroughly tired by the time we got back to the car...probably due to the extra 4 miles we hiked. All in all, wonderful hike and I would recommend...probably with older children.