Spruce Flats Falls, 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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  • Quite a hike for a mile but worth the trip to see the falls! Beautiful and peaceful.
  • Beautiful. Challenging hike for one week a year hikers like me. The view is awesome.
  • Beautiful waterfalls. We were told it isn't on a map, maybe the park map is what was referred to. It shows up on Google maps
  • 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!
  • 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!

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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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