Baskins Creek Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Baskins Creek Falls is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To visit Baskins Creek Falls and other attractions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, use our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary planner.
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  • Beautiful trail off the Roaring Fork Rd. Most people drive by this trail without a second thought and they are really missing out. The trail is maybe a little more strenuous than most guide books clai...  more »
  • We hit this trail at about 8:30 am. We were the first people out for the day. The trail goes through a burn area from the fall of 2016. Seeing the 'regrowth ' was very interesting. The last half mile ...  more »
  • Much of this trail winds thru hills that were burned in the fire of 2016 making this a beautiful, yet surreal hike. New greenery is pushing its way up thru the ashes and wildlife is returning to the a...  more »
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  • Parking is very bad. There are two trails that lead to the falls. You have to watch for signs really closely, because Google navigation will overshoot you about half mile past second starting point. Second trail is about 3 miles long round trip. It somewhat challenging for a first time hiker like me the sight of the falls makes it all worth it though.
  • When I was looking up waterfall trails to hike, I wanted easy to moderate. Nothing too risky and steep. Well, Google said this was an easy trek. Yeah, maybe to those that enter marathons yearly or rock climb, but I'm just the average person. It's downhill mostly all the way to it and a steep return back. For those that are not in good shape, this isn't the best trail to start with. Grotto Falls was easy.
  • My wife and I hate this Trail to the falls on our recent vacation to the Smokies. This was our favorite trail that we hiked and it was beautiful because there was a lot less people on it and the scenery was awesome. The terrain gets a little steep when you get down towards the falls and it's all downhill to the falls so you have to call back up hill to get back. But it's well worth it. There is a trail along the way that goes up to an old Cemetery from the early nineteen hundreds that is beautiful too but again it's all uphill to get there we were glad we stopped though.
  • Great hike! Took our group of 9 (4 under 5) around 4 hours.
  • Pretty secluded, I didn't see anyone else the entire time and it's easy to get to, BUT the hike back out can be pretty steep. Parking is also difficult if you choose a popular day for this hike. With that said, these are some nice falls. Not huge or spectacular, but very nice.

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Where to stay in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park, choose between developed campgrounds where you can pitch your tent by your car and access restrooms and showers, or more primitive vehicle-accessed campgrounds. The park also offers accommodations in a permanent structure at LeConte Lodge, which is accessible via five different hiking trails. (There is no car access; you must hike in to use this lodge.) For a wider array of lodging options, stay in Gatlinburg. Serving primarily as a resort gateway to the park, the town offers various styles of accommodation, from national chain hotels to mountain lodges to small inns. Most places lie within 8 km (5 mi) of the park's entrance.
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