Spruce Flats Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

(4.9/5 based on 80+ reviews on the web)
Spruce Flats Falls is located in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. To visit Spruce Flats Falls and other attractions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, use our Great Smoky Mountains National Park tourist route planner.
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  • We hiked this in early April with our two sons, 8 and 10 years old. Like others have said, there are lots of roots and it gets rocky. There's also a stream crossing and some pretty wet spots. We had w...  more »
  • Found Spruce Flatts Falls accidentally while looking for a place to take pictures without crowds of people. It was our lucky day. Not only were there almost no other people around but the waterfall wa...  more »
  • This is one of my favorite waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains. A fairly easy hike and at the end the reward is worth it!! I've visited this waterfall all 4 seasons and it never disappoints. If you have...  more »
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  • 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!
  • Great hike with the kids! Beautiful falls, well worth the moderate physical output, but don't worry we passed grandparents, mommies with 3-5 year olds and an entire girls out troupe. Not that hard, just take your time and watch your step. Just remember to follow the signs that read "Falls", there are 2 turns early in the hike that you must follow said signs, after that you're on your way!
  • Wonderful and rarely visited falls. Although not an official trail, it is well marked and starts at the nearby Institute. As I recall, there is a sign that simply says "To Falls". The hike is maybe 2 miles round trip, rugged but short.
  • This is a awesome place.
  • Secluded. Very beautiful