Cataract Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#7 of 12 in Nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Cataract Falls is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Plan your Cataract Falls visit and explore what else you can see and do in Great Smoky Mountains National Park using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tour itinerary maker .
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  • September 18, 2017
    Especially helpful. It's a mini waterfall and therefore not much for. But you walk there is easy to
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  • September 17, 2017
    We visited with my husband, 4 year old, mom and dad in September. My dad has knee problems and stairs are especially difficult for him. He walked the trail to the falls, but we noticed on the way back...  more »
  • September 10, 2017
    A short, very manicured, level trail. Due to limited rainfall recently the falls did not have much water. Nice to see the kids. The adjoining nature trail was of moderate difficulty. One can do both o...  more »
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  • May 2, 2017
    Short flat hike to a very pretty waterfall. Sign is easy to miss from the road. The trail is on the right just after the first stone bridge. Parking is just before the same stone bridge.
  • June 7, 2017
    Perfect short hike for small kids to a beautiful waterfall. I'm sure there are better ones but not for this short of walk.
  • May 31, 2017
    Nice little waterfall. Easy hike, even for kids or strollers.
  • March 7, 2017
    Very easy walk. Other photos show more water volume than what I saw. Pleasant walk.
  • July 8, 2017
    Great walk for those who can't walk far.

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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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