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Grotto Falls Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
+1 865-436-1200
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Not to be missed!!

Great morning hike. Got there before too crowded. ( about 10am) Fall colors were gorgeous in early... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
bigthicket
via mobile
Bear!!

This was our second hike. We got there about mid morning but the parking lot was full so we went... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Brynn63
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  • Average4%
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Great morning hike. Got there before too crowded. ( about 10am) Fall colors were gorgeous in early November. It's a somewhat challenging hike with exposed roots, slight uphill, and slippery in some spots. It was very manageable for this 60 yr old though. Several people...More

Thank bigthicket
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second hike. We got there about mid morning but the parking lot was full so we went back after lunch. We really enjoyed this hike. We didn’t walk behind the falls though because you have to walk over rocks to get there....More

Thank Brynn63
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went on a very wet day. It was misting/drizzling the majority of our hike. This did not take away from the beautiful scenery around the trail. We knew the trail would be wet/slippery so we wore appropriate shoes and clothing, which helped to make...More

Thank NikEgan
Reviewed 1 week ago

First, let me say that part of our group of 8 are not hikers. We had read reviews that this hike was EASY! What a lie, easy for experienced hikers maybe. The terrain is very rough, big roots, rocky, slippery rocks. Beautiful hike if You...More

Thank Stacey M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little hike to the falls. Mostly up hill. We'll worth it when you get there. Beautiful falls that you can walk behind. Only bad part is finding somewhere to park. It is a very busy trail so get there early. Might even see a...More

Thank garry b
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a few kids, adults and seniors in our party and, with a moderate pace, were able to get to the falls and enjoy the hike. Not too steep or long, especially if you are chatting along the way. Got to see a snake...More

Thank Victoria C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The morning we drove up to the trailhead we saw a bear off the side of the road! Parking can be tricky. The hike was pretty easy for our family, kids 12&14. The falls were gorgeous and you can walk behind them! This was one...More

1  Thank jamaha2002
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Moderate hike that can be difficult because of the roots in some places. Wear hiking boots and carry water. No restrooms and not for the handicapped. The falls are beautiful and you can actually walk behind them. Do not go on the weekends.....it's just too...More

Thank BonnieLee77
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Main access to this trail/waterfall is from the Fork Motor Nature Trail, a one way road that travels through parts of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Parking during peak times can be fairly limited. The trail to the falls consists of dirt, rocks, and...More

Thank MaebyGordon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hike that was enjoyable!! The hike was moderate going up and mild hiking down. Overall, not difficult for our family of 5 consisting of 2 teens and 1 tween. Took great family pictures at Grotto Falls!!

Thank TexasSunsets
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Disneymom11
12 April 2017|
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Response from RachaelMarie | Reviewed this property |
We hiked a bit and then just found some nice flat rocks to picnic on. I'm not sure if there are picnic tables around. We improvised. There may have been picnic tables in the area off the main road, if I am remembering... More
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