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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  • My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our walk in the woods after our visitor center visit to see Cataract Falls  more »
  • Nice walk, on marked path, wide stone footing with pretty scenery. Quick round trip but the falls were a bit disappointing even though they are nice to view, the “falls” were a dribble.  more »
  • This was my first experience going to a waterfall and I highly recommend and enjoyed it. It isn't a bad walk/hike and the rewards are endless. it is so beautiful and a must do!  more »
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  • We love the fact that you're so close to parking so we can take our toddler. It's quite the adventure for him, we love this area!
  • Wasn't much water falling but great for kids to see and its a 10 or 15min walk too it from parking lot
  • Nice small trail to reach the fall. Nice walk in the stream of water
  • Nice walk back to the small (almost disappointingly) falls. Could ride my handicap scooter most of the way and parked and walked the last stretch w steps. Really great for family!
  • 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.

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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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