Spruce Flats Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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#9 of 13 in Nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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  • This is a beautiful hike and not that bad either for kids. If your looking for a short hike, this is a good one. Located near Cades Cove, take a left onto Tremont Rd and drive about 1.5 miles back int...  more »
  • The falls were really nice. The hike to them and back was a good work out. Take a hiking stick if you have it. We didn’t and wish we had!!!  more »
  • The hike to see Spruce Flats Falls isn't very long but it is challenging enough that you'll need to be in decent shape to reach it. Anyone with bad knees, weak ankles, or an unsteady balance would not...  more »
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  • Excellent site. The hike is pretty short but has some hills up and down. They're not what I would call difficult but can be slippery when Rick's and roots are wet. Unless you've never hiked before it shouldn't be a problem. It's well worth the short hike.
  • Worth the hike. Falls were flowing massively. Unpopulated..
  • Fantastic day hike for the avid hiker or even a little family trip. The trail can get a bit steep at times, making it hard for younger ones, but I'm sure most could make it work. The falls were gorgeous and there's even a way up above them where you can wander to quieter, more tranquil pools above the bustle of other hikers. A lot of good views for photos as well!
  • Quite a hike for a mile but worth the trip to see the falls! Beautiful and peaceful.
  • We have been to a lot of different water falls and this is one of our favorites. It is definitely a hike and is pretty steep. Don't follow your gps to find your way to it. Go to the Smoky Mountains Tremont Institute parking lot and the trail head is there. There is an air conditioned store with bathroom, water and vending machines for soda etc. Worth the hike!
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