The Sinks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • While driving back from our Cades Cove trip I stumbled upon this and had to pull over and check it out. It has a little parking area that seems to fill up quickly. This area was created to remove some...  more »
  • Beautiful view. Hiking trail. Easy pull off from road. Has a sign about the stop. No bathrooms. No picnic area.  more »
  • Nice for a sight seeing visit of a decent waterfall. If it is warm, it is nice to hike down to the sinks for a little walk through the water.  more »
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  • Beautiful place but be careful!!! People die here every year. There are huge currents even during low water. Bodies must be pulled out with winches because of the suction. Do not play here. There are 5000 other places in the Smokies to swim. Enjoy the views but stay out of the water.
  • Great scenic place with rocks and water. Please be advised not to go in the water unless you are pro summer. There is a caution tells about people died in the past.
  • Not as pretty as i expected but very pretty (and c~u~r~v~y) drive there.
  • Water was low when we were there recently, but that allowed us to better see the rock formations and better understand why these formations are called "The Sinks." Beautiful place to stop for a walk, rest and enjoyment of waterfalls and nature:)
  • I had an amazing experience, this spot is great for anything, really. I jumped off of the cliff jumping spot a few times and it was incredible. I would definitely recommend!

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