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Grotto Falls Trail

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
+1 865-436-1200
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Family hike, go early

Our family of 4 had a great hike to Grotto Falls. Our 9 year old boy and 10 year old (indoor) girl... read more

Reviewed yesterday
texasfamily03
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Houston, Texas
Hike with a view

Grotto Falls is one of our favorites. It is 1.5 miles one way. It isn't easy because of the tree... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kim O
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Crystal Lake, Illinois
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  • Average4%
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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"tree roots"
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"grotto falls"
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"exposed roots"
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"parking lot"
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Reviewed yesterday

Our family of 4 had a great hike to Grotto Falls. Our 9 year old boy and 10 year old (indoor) girl had a great time. It's neat, there's lots of tree roots and pretty spots along the way. The best part was walking behind...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Grotto Falls is one of our favorites. It is 1.5 miles one way. It isn't easy because of the tree roots on the trail.it is not too difficult for my family, but it would be for smaller children or older adults. Make sure to bring...More

Thank Kim O
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice short hike, it's uphill but the view is worth it. Coming down is a breeze. Nice hike for the kids.

Thank etharding1
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful walk up to the falls. It is an upward climb up but it makes it that much easier to come down. Views of the fall was definitely worth the hike up. It was neat to be able to walk behind the falls.

1  Thank HappyVactioner1971
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a rough one with lots of rocks and exposed roots hard on the tootsies if you decide to hike in flip flops. In fact this trail is known as the Trillium Gap Trail and is used by the park service to resupply the...More

Thank Rick B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This trail is long enough round-trip and strenuous enough to be a good hike for the day without being exhausting. Enjoyed this 1 followed by other activities later.

Thank E3242OSrobm
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at the trail head at 8 am and parking was easy. However, as we were leaving around 10:30 am, parking was scarce. The trail was a fairly easy incline most of the way. The first hundred yards were the most difficult. The waterfall...More

Thank Debbie B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Follow every piece of advice you hear about coming early to this trail and the other trails along the motor trail. Parking is very limited! The trail is nice. If you are not use to hills this might be challenging on the way up but...More

Thank Shawn M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a fantastic trail located on the Roaring Fork Motor Trail. There is plenty of parking, and the trail is easy to navigate. The falls while not tall were impressive with volume, and the ability to walk behind them. This is one of the...More

1  Thank mckayj93
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This short trail off the Roaring Fork Driving Loop is a great chance to get out and stretch your legs.  A pretty easy, covered hike takes you to a small waterfall.  The best part is you can actually get behind the falls and walk back there...More

1  Thank GregTrav28
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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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