Great Smoky Mountains National Park | WATERFALLS


SMOKY MOUNTAINS WATERFALLS


There are dozens of waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so there is no way I could visit all of them. In fact, I never set out purposely to find a waterfall, but I did come across a few during my hikes at the different regions of the park. The following is a list of the waterfalls I saw and a description of the trails that take you to them.


BIG CREEK REGION

Mouse Creek Falls
4.25-mile round trip hike on the easy Big Creek Trail. This may be one of the easiest hikes to a waterfall in the park.


CADES COVE REGION

Abrams Falls
5.2-mile round trip hike on the Abrams Falls Trail leads to one of the best waterfalls in the park.


COSBY REGION

Hen Wallow Falls
4.4-mile round trip from Cosby Campground on the Gabes Mountain Trail


DEEP CREEK REGION

Toms Branch, Juney Whank, and Indian Creek Falls
All three falls can be viewed on the 4.9-mile Deep Creek Loop hike.


ELKMONT REGION

Laurel Falls
2.6-mile round-trip to Laurel Falls from Fighting Creek Gap Road on the Laurel Falls Trail.


GATLINBURG REGION

Rainbow Falls 
Very disappointing waterfall is located 2.6 miles from the start of the Rainbow Falls Trail.

Grotto Falls
Waterfall is located 1.4 miles up the Trillium Gap Trail (2.8-mile round trip).


GREENBRIER REGION

Fern Branch Falls
Located 2 miles down the Porters Creek Trail


TREMONT REGION

Lynn Camp Prong Cascades
Series of scenic cacades is .6 mile from the start of the Middle Prong Trail.

The Sinks
One of the few waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park that you can reach by vehicle and view from an overlook.

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Last updated on January 7, 2021
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