Cataract Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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  • Well worth the little effort it took to get there, even after already doing the Gatlinburg trail. The falls are small, but so pretty.  more »
  • This was our first hike as a family (40, 39, 8, 6). It was fun & gave us a good introduction. The kids enjoyed it & did it easily. They loved the bridges & climbing on the fallen trees.  more »
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  • 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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