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Cataract Falls

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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A Short but Beautiful Trail near Sugarlands Visitor Center

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our walk in the woods after our visitor center visit to see... read more

Reviewed 28 October 2017
James K
New Albany, Ohio
Easy path/pretty scenery

Nice walk, on marked path, wide stone footing with pretty scenery. Quick round trip but the falls... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Pam G
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our walk in the woods after our visitor center visit to see Cataract Falls

Thank James K
Reviewed 21 October 2017

Nice walk, on marked path, wide stone footing with pretty scenery. Quick round trip but the falls were a bit disappointing even though they are nice to view, the “falls” were a dribble.

Thank Pam G
Reviewed 13 October 2017

This was my first experience going to a waterfall and I highly recommend and enjoyed it. It isn't a bad walk/hike and the rewards are endless. it is so beautiful and a must do!

Thank WhatIMint
Reviewed 18 September 2017 via mobile

We visited with my husband, 4 year old, mom and dad in September. My dad has knee problems and stairs are especially difficult for him. He walked the trail to the falls, but we noticed on the way back that he could skip the stairs...More

Thank Kdedeaux
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

A short, very manicured, level trail. Due to limited rainfall recently the falls did not have much water. Nice to see the kids. The adjoining nature trail was of moderate difficulty. One can do both or do them separately.

Thank J. Roy C
Reviewed 4 September 2017

This is a very small waterfall that is relativey easy to access and to get pictures with small kids. Not far from the access road.

Thank gunnycc
Reviewed 25 August 2017

My wife had visited the Smoky Mountains National Park -- including the Cataract Falls -- in September 2016 for our anniversary. After making our way to the Sugerlands Visitors Center, we began walking down the trails, where river tributaries, old bridges, and rocky pathways surround...More

Thank Christopher D
Reviewed 24 August 2017

We read in the Smokies Guide we got at the visitors center that it is an easy, 0.7 mile round trip walk from the Sugarlands Visitor Center. Nope, not even close. I measured it with the Map My Walk app (which uses GPS) and the...More

Thank Joe H
Reviewed 18 August 2017

Easy walk through the forest. Crowded with tourists, but worth the stop. Behind sugar lands visitors center.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed 17 August 2017

Nice walk, very easy located behind the visitors center. Easy pace, not strenuous at all. When we were there it wasn't much of a water event.

Thank Berry112008
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Megan A
26 October 2015|
Response from jessica p | Reviewed this property |
Its probably 30 minutes for an adult by themselves. With kids it was closer to 45 or more. There could be lots of stops to look at flowers and the creek.