Cataract Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#6 of 13 in Nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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  • Walk through the restroom area at Sugarlands Visitor Center to find the trail sign which shows Cataract Falls to the left. After crossing a little bridge, a sign indicates Cataract Falls is to the...  more »
  • Lovely little waterfall that is easy to walk to. It's less than a mile round trip from the visitor center and restrooms. Perfect for taking children that may get bored walking too far. The trail crosses and goes beside the creek so you can enjoy the lovely sounds of the rippling stream.
  • This is a beautiful waterfall and hike. There are places to park near the visitor center that cut the hike significantly. It takes about forty minutes round trip from the center, perfect for young kiddos! A word of warning, do not try to climb along side the waterfall like you'll see many people do. Visiting this waterfall my friend fell, shattering her elbow and dislocating her shoulder down the fall. My warning is not meant to deter people from going to the falls. The trail is very safe, practically a flat trail, just stay off of the waterfall!

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