Trillium gap trail is considered a difficult hiking trail near gatlinburg. The aptly named rainbow falls is known for the beautiful colors created by the light passing through.
This 80 foot high waterfall is named after the mountain laurel an evergreen shrub that blooms near the falls during the month of may.
Easy access waterfalls near gatlinburg. That is 6 8 miles roundtrip. The sinks is the only waterfall in gatlinburg that you can drive to. 8 mile round trip with over 2000 gain.
For those looking to see some of these beautiful waterfalls the park s bedroom community gatlinburg serves as a gateway to a few of them including grotto falls baskins creek falls and laurel. Since this sight is easy to. Six not so easy pieces ramsey cascades.
The falls can often be crowded since the site is easy to access so it is best to visit the sinks early to get the best views of the waterfall. A beautiful waterfall with hikes through the old growth forest that s right off the roaring springs motor. Simply drive to the sugarlands visitors center a short 2 miles from gatlinburg and outside the building you will see signs pointing you the way to cataract falls.
Of all the smoky mountain waterfalls with a trail this one is the easiest most kid friendly hike. There s something magical about standing behind a wall of water as it cascades to the. Laurel falls is one of the most frequented waterfalls near gatlinburg.
The sinks is one of the only waterfalls in gatlinburg that you can drive to. Paved access to a picture perfect wonder. Take a 2 6 mile walk on the paved trail to laurel falls and you ll see why so.
Great smoky mountains hiking waterfalls the one you can walk behind. Rainbow falls trail roaring fork gatlinburg area. The highest waterfall in gatlinburg accessible by trail.
In the spring you ll find all kinds of wildflowers along this trail. The hike to and from the falls is 5 4 miles and considered moderately difficult. Named after the rainbow produced by the mist the 80 foot tall waterfall creates rainbow falls is a beautiful sight.
An 8 mile round. This impressive waterfall creates strong currents by channeling the entire volume of the little river. 5 best waterfall hikes in gatlinburg tn 1.
The great smoky mountains national park offers gorgeous views of several pristine waterfalls. Hikers should plan for a 3 5 hour trip. You ll eventually come across grotto falls.
Usually located right off a trail the waterfalls are one of the main reasons people visit the park. Some waterfalls you can drive up to others you might have to walk still others can be found in the backcountry miles from the nearest road.