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6 hours ago

Great little hike easy to get to nice parking lot with a great view. Just walk across the street and follow the trail the look out tower was great had to ourselves not to busy. Also theirs rocks past the look out tower to climb on if you go to the very last rock it comes with a great view! Just be safe!

Went their in the middle of October amazing views the walk would’ve been easy if I was in shape but the views at the end were totally worth it. Just take your time coming up the mountain. We came on a Friday and it was packed their was no where to park in the parking lot so we parked about a 1/2 mile down the road because that’s where most people were parking so be aware it gets busy lol but totally worth it

We went in the middle of October the hike wasn’t to bad but the waterfall is totally worth it we’re from Missouri and we had a blast.

Used this trail as our descent from Mt LeConte. This is popular and busy but very challenging. 2700’ incline over 5.7 mi is a lot of uphill on the ascent. The initial part in the valley just after the trailhead is amazingly beautiful, however, with rhododendrons and a whitewater creek crossed by log bridges along the way. Once past that, the ascent begins and is relentless. The persistent are rewarded with some awesome views along the way. Be careful at this time of year: ice and snow can make some parts of the trail treacherous. If you plan to day hike this, bring water and allow plenty of time.

Hiked this as part of a two day trip this weekend. We hiked up to Icewater Spring shelter to overnight, then went on to Mt LeConte (and down the Alum Cave Trail) the next day. I think this is a total ascent of 1500 feet, rather than what’s listed: check other sources. Some great views along the way on a fairly strenuous hike. There is a nice spring available for water near the shelter, btw. Trail was in good condition. Few people on the trail, at least at this time of year.

Great place to hike close to the water and let your dogs get some exercise too.

trail running
9 hours ago

Clean, safe and excellently maintained. Nice to see the community provide desirable places for people to safely maintain a healthy lifestyle

Great views! Definitely the best trail I’ve done in the smokies so far. Took my wife and I about 4 hours on the ascent and 2.5 on the decent. All around great.

Tough trail, quiet a bit of an incline and very rocky. However, totally worth the view!

Beautiful hike. The river has so many amazing pools and waterfalls it was really cool. The history of the area and the old mining camp is neat to explore. Will visit again and go to the lookouts. Highly recommend for a day hike.

10 hours ago

Loved it! It’s steep but it’s a great hike. I probably wouldn’t take little kids or a stroller. Dogs seem to like it.

Great hike for families. Lots of fun geological features and little boomers everywhere!

Love this place and glad to see people using this trail.

So much fun! 6 miles round trip, 9 river crossings. Deepest part was up to my knees and on a couple crossings, the current was strong! Each crossing has cables so that was helpful. The waterfall, the window cliffs view at the top and the water crossings make this a new favorite!

My wife and I enjoyed our first day hike on the trail! Our German Shepard was welcomed by other hikers and make it very welcoming. We only live a couples away but hadn’t been here before but will definitely be back over and over.

15 hours ago

Sunday 11/18/18

This took me almost 3 hours total and I was carrying a baby. The blue trail up was no joke. East overlook is beautiful!!! West overlook is meh. The red trail/ridge walk is a nice relief after climbing the blue trail. The white trail is a lot of fun with all the rocks- I bet younger kids really enjoy this part! Most of the people we saw were on the white trail, but it is definitely busier here than I would’ve imagined it to be (they even have an overflow parking area).

I pulled 5 ticks off my dog total (4 at once at the end of the blue trail climb)- I didn’t use her spray because I thought it was cold enough- just be careful. The ones she had were red + black and all black.

17 hours ago

This natural area has some of the best waterfall “bang for your buck“ in Tennessee. Located just outside Craborchard Tennessee, there is a small parking area and two trails. One trail, about 100 yards long goes to the top of 110 foot waterfall. You can go straight to the edge and it is beautiful. The other Trail is maybe half a kilometer long, lots of scrambling, that goes to the bottom of the falls.It is a great picture spot and a good swimming hole in the summertime, although the water there is famously cold year around. Note for the editors of this page: the trail description is wrong, it apparently applies to a different Ozone Falls in Arkansas. There is no camping, no cabins, etc. at this location. Just an awesome waterfall.

Wow. For me, it earns its hard rating. Did the down and back. In the morning cold and foggy, afternoon sunny. Almost like two different hikes. Only saw one other hiker the whole day. Offers up, down, water, outhouse, about all you could want. Kicked my butt.

Nice. A bit muddy

Fairly short hike, but the drive to get there is beautiful and the view from the top is even better. Much like a small Max Patch but less crowded. I suggest waterproof shoes, as the trail can be a little muddy in spots.

This is my go to spot .

1 day ago

Amazing hike.

Beautiful place for a sunset, but if you are going to hike it back at night bring a headlamp or flashlight!

Easy to walk to from the road! Beautiful and well worth the stop!

Easy to find and navigate easy trail 80 percent of the time!

Beautiful trail and well worth hiking down the steep hill and across the rocks for the waterfall !

1 day ago

Gorgeous views of the river the whole hike. Camp here and check out the other trails!

1 day ago

It was in the 40’s when we started the hike. The Water crossings were frigid! All crossings were mid shin to mid thigh! Not a good hike if your wanting to stay dry! The waterfall was way rad! The cliffs at the end of the trail were an awesome to eat some food and enjoy the view! On the way out it was in the 60’s the water was still cool but much more tolerable. The last thing you do is walk up 300 ft of elevation right before the parking lot. Probably not a good hike for small children, but very fun!! Will do again!

Awesome hike, beautiful falls

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