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Spruce Flats Falls

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Worth the Effort!

Go to the Institute at Tremont and park in the main lot. Trail starts after you walk up a gravel... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
KYBandMan
Great Hike!

The trailhead was hard to find at first but the hike was great. There are ups and downs, rocks, and... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2018
Kiara513734
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"moderate hike"
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"trail starts"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Go to the Institute at Tremont and park in the main lot. Trail starts after you walk up a gravel road in one corner of parking lot (follow signs for "Falls trail"). This trail is not on the Trail Map for GSMNP. The trail is...More

Thank KYBandMan
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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

The trailhead was hard to find at first but the hike was great. There are ups and downs, rocks, and tree roots along the way. We seen flowers, birds and other wildlife too. The falls are beautiful and worth the hike to see.

Thank Kiara513734
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Hiking shoes, water, poles are recommended for those of us in our late 50's. Falls were amaz8ng, but go to the end or Tremont road and take the trail to the left. Spectacular scenery.

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Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Trail is 3 miles out and back. It goes up and down quite a bit with roots and mud, so not recommended for the really young or old (my 9 yo and 12 yo did fine). Recommend hiking shoes if you have them. Falls is...More

3  Thank GaylaSteiner
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Reviewed 7 March 2018

Knowing that after a lot of good recent rain, water would be flowing at a good rate, we wanted to do a hike that was challenging, but didn't take all day. Went with my wife and daughter on a Saturday morning. To get to this...More

2  Thank Ed K
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Reviewed 18 December 2017

This is a beautiful hike and not that bad either for kids. If your looking for a short hike, this is a good one. Located near Cades Cove, take a left onto Tremont Rd and drive about 1.5 miles back into the Tremont Institute. Once...More

4  Thank Matt C
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Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

The falls were really nice. The hike to them and back was a good work out. Take a hiking stick if you have it. We didn’t and wish we had!!!

Thank Jay L
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Reviewed 11 October 2017

The hike to see Spruce Flats Falls isn't very long but it is challenging enough that you'll need to be in decent shape to reach it. Anyone with bad knees, weak ankles, or an unsteady balance would not be able to complete the trail. I...More

1  Thank ReadyWhenUR
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Reviewed 23 August 2017

The hike starts at the Great Smoky Mountains institute, there is a parking, restroom, vending machine and a store. from there the hike goes into the forest, it's a relatively easy hike to the waterfalls, not too crowded (we went on a Sunday the weekend...More

2  Thank Gaetan H
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Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

We first found this hike about 11 years ago. We visit each year and continue to be amazed that it isn't ever busy. Often, we are the only ones there. It's gorgeous. It is not long at all. It does offer more adventure than some...More

Thank Kris G
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danalilma26
26 July 2016|
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Response from Shannon W | Reviewed this property |
I'm so sorry I'm just now seeing your question. I hope you were able to find some good hikes with waterfalls for you kids.
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MariefromGeorgia
2 June 2016|
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Response from James W |
Took us ~30-45 min. each way to hike it.
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