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I took my girls on this hike! Unforgettable! I will do this hike again with some backpacking to go!

Have done this trail twice both times in early April, bring spikes due to the ice in the trail. Beautiful views of the smokies in multiple locations. One of my favorite trails.

Great trail for an easy nature walk and to get your steps in. From visitor center, it was 4 miles round trip.

hiking
1 day ago

spectacular waterfall. worth the climb up. pretty strenuous last 2 miles

Great views! Some serious elevation to start out! A great hike for a fall day!

This trail is virtually uphill from the start and doesn’t change until you are on the way back. First 1.2 miles very well maintained trail. After that the trail slowly becomes more narrow, dirt, and rock which I prefer. Very nice waterfall towards the top. Nice large old trees along the hike. Was enjoyable!

difficult trail as the incline up the mountain is rather steep
..a few creek crossings leave you with wet feet lol but..we saw 2 black snakes but no other wildlife. The cemetery was a bit disappointing, just a few marker stones with only one actuall grave stone from the 1920s...overall a great workout!

Trail definitely a moderate to extreme in spots. I am 32, not too athletic and sit at work so don’t get many steps on a normal day but love to hike when i can and I am also an asthmatic, but I did fine. My family members didn’t do as well, step mom and aunts ages 74-70 that are fairly fit took a lot of breaks and struggled. If you don’t like heights do NOT go on this trail! The ledge could be super nerve wrecking if scared of heights, also if you are super clumsy be careful. My father is 60 and super athletic and did fine. My aunt and step mom did brace themselves on a rock and got stung a lot by some hornets. Above all the waterfall was stunning and views were amazing!! Hope this helps out. Also we did see a baby bear super close! Crossed the trail right in front of us! Super awesome!

Well defined trail, wet at times but not really muddy. Very heavy on traffic. A lot of people like to hang out at the falls, but it was still enjoyable on a Thursday afternoon during the shoulder season.

hiking
2 days ago

Hardest hike done so far, but well worth it!

I went on this trail and it had the best views I’ve ever seen

Loved the hike but the bugs were so bad we had to turn back after about .5 mile.

hiking
2 days ago

Love it. Paved trail can be slick in spots. Water fall was awesome. On the way back saw a young bear.

Great hike.

I would have been a nicer day had not a dog followed me around for half of the mileage. Then the crowds expected on Abrams Falls trail. Solitude is difficult in the Smokies.

Pretty rough especially the first 4 miles! Don’t get the full experience since it was cloudy. The hike was actually 13.3 miles from parking lot out and back .

Nice hike on old road. Took 3 and 4 year old granddaughters, easy

Great trail beautiful views , very well maintained .

hiking
5 days ago

The most beautiful hike that I have done!!! Waterfalls and stream along the whole hike! So breathtaking! Will definitely do it again!

This was a great trail! Went with my husband and our three girls and saw a ton of colorful insects. the falls were beautiful and a great spot to cool of in. deffinetly recommended!

6 days ago

This is a great moderate difficulty trail. It's marked well and nicely maintained. I didn't feel like I was lost at all. There are some cool rock formations and breathtaking views of the river towards the end. I highly recommended this trail for a casual day hike.

hiking
6 days ago

Beautiful! I am a beginning again hiker. It has been decades since I hiked. This was the longest trail I’ve done so far. I enjoyed the hike so much. It was tough but I survived. It had the water flowing parallel with the trail. It had some steep hills both ways and of course the hardest was the uphill after the waterfall visit. The waterfall was beautiful. There were a lot of families so it’s great family time. Bring band-aids because someone is sure to scrape something playing on the boulders.

Very nice trail. Quite flat, with only a handful of steep spot, all of them very short. Also well marked and most of the way it is wide enough for 2 side by side.
Several rock faces to walk under, some with falling runoff. Also a few large boulders. Half of the loop runs along a creek so there is a chance to refill water if you need it. Small falls near the halfway point.
It doesn’t offer scenic views unless you take the finger to the gap.
The farm is pretty cool from an historical standpoint. Most of the timbers in the barn were axe hewn, so it is largely original.
Overall a fun quiet hike. It was in the low 80s but most of the trail felt cooler than that. We went thought a liter of water each. Stepped over a 20”ish copperhead slithering across the path. Also saw a big pile of black bear scat that was maybe 24 hours old...so there is at least 1 best around there.

Awesome hike! Me and my wife starting hiking the trail around 8 am. the forest was foggy and everything was beautiful. Only thing is there was a couple there that hogged Charles bunion most of the time. other than that, beautiful hike.

This was a fun loop. Easy trail to follow. We saw lots of interesting mushrooms, bear poop, coyote poop and had a fairly big copperhead cross our path. We only passed 2 people.

Moderate to strenuous we say. Only 1.9 Miles round trip from Trenton Institute parking lot. Rocks and roots and wet in some places. Steep drop offs as well. But beautiful scenery, especially the falls.

Absolutely loves hiking this. Was a challenge but once we made it to the top, it was well worth it.
The view is absolutely breath taking.

The hike was great. Definitely come early to get parking since it’s limited. I would also rate it a moderate hike. Good hike for families to bring kids. The falls was beautiful. Saw two salamanders when I got it the falls.

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