Spruce Flats Falls, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

#8 of 13 in Nature in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Waterfall · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
Pack a towel and a bathing suit and hike through the woods toward Spruce Flats Falls, a nearly 9 m (30 ft) waterfall plunging into a shallow green pool of clear water. This moderate, 3.2 km (2 mi) round trip starts from the Tremont complex and leads uphill and downhill over some steep, rocky sections and exposed tree roots, especially in the final part of the hike. The trail tends to get slippery after rain, so watch your step and bring hiking poles. By using our Great Smoky Mountains National Park trip itinerary planning app, you can arrange your visit to Spruce Flats Falls and other attractions in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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  • Hard trail for all of us, steep inclines and water on trail in places. Kids are 6&9 and were able to do it with some breaks (which were needed by the adults as well). Lots of yellow jackets around...  more »
  • This trail is a great little trail off of Tremont Road. The trail is about 1.3mi starting from the parking lot at the Tremont Visitor Center (which is closed due and may open in August). Anyhow, your....  more »
  • Water along the whole hike. Great places to stop and explore or just sit and relax. Nice wide gravel path to walk along. Steady uphill hike but not too much for little hikers!
  • My second trail to falls, after completing the hike to Laurel Falls. Fairly secluded, not super long, but a fair exertion with some elevation gain toward the midpoint. Rocks and roots provided some challenge too. The falls were gorgeous! I saw butterflies, small fish and a small snake.

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