Cataract Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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TripAdvisor
  • 2 visits, easy trail just behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Cross the creek a couple times (bridges). Falls can get a little small during the dry seasons, the MORE rain the better.  more »
  • The falls are easily accessed from behind the park office building. Short and easy hike to a fairly short waterfall with minimal water flow. Maybe nice for kids.  more »
  • Great trail for a family with young children. The trail was perfect for my 6 & 9 year old boys. It's easy to find at the Sugarlands Visitor Center just outside Gatlinburg.  more »
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  • Perfect short hike for small kids to a beautiful waterfall. I'm sure there are better ones but not for this short of walk.
  • 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.
  • Nice little waterfall. Easy hike, even for kids or strollers.
  • Very easy walk. Other photos show more water volume than what I saw. Pleasant walk.
  • Cute little side attraction, less than 300 ft to the falls but still pretty