Best waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains

Check out the top waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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163 local reviews
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
+1 865-436-1200
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Judy
Visit the Sugarland Welcome Center - View the museum and watch the film. Pick up some maps and enjoy. It is …
Karen
You don't get any better than The Great Smoky Mountain National Park! It is absolutely gorgeous and we have…
Audia
Beautiful hiking trails, waterfalls, streams, picnic areas, wildlife and beautiful Historic Churches and Log…
1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
1. Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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163 local reviews
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
+1 865-436-1200
Judy
Judy
Visit the Sugarland Welcome Center - View the museum and watch the film. Pick up some maps and enjoy. It is one of the most magnificent…
Karen
Karen
You don't get any better than The Great Smoky Mountain National Park! It is absolutely gorgeous and we have amazing hiking trails that are…
Audia
Audia
Beautiful hiking trails, waterfalls, streams, picnic areas, wildlife and beautiful Historic Churches and Log Cabins in Cade's Cove nature…
2. Great Smoky Mountains
2. Great Smoky Mountains
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93 local reviews
Great Smoky Mountains
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Rachel
Great hiking trails abound within 30-45 minutes drive. Waterfalls, mountain tops, and possibly bears! My…
Susan
Waterfall trips, Blue Ridge Parkway, Wayah Bald Mountain, Picnicing, Gem Mining Capital, Horseback Riding,…
David & Susan
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the entire USA. Boasting some of…
2. Great Smoky Mountains
2. Great Smoky Mountains
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93 local reviews
Great Smoky Mountains
Rachel
Rachel
Great hiking trails abound within 30-45 minutes drive. Waterfalls, mountain tops, and possibly bears! My favorite hikes are Full Day: Mt…
Susan
Susan
Waterfall trips, Blue Ridge Parkway, Wayah Bald Mountain, Picnicing, Gem Mining Capital, Horseback Riding, Tubing on the Little Tennessee…
David & Susan
David & Susan
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited National Park in the entire USA. Boasting some of the most scenic views,…
3. Friendly Falls
3. Friendly Falls
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8 local reviews
2135 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 865-429-2139
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Rosie
Amazing waterfall, gem mine and sandwiches, the condiments are kept in vintage lunch boxes. The owners are…
Jake
This beautiful stop on Wears Valley road features a local crafts store, a private waterfall, a restaurant, and…
Steve And Jody
Eat simple foods while watching a natural waterfall. True Tennessee experience.
3. Friendly Falls
3. Friendly Falls
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8 local reviews
2135 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville
Closed · Opens 11:00 AM
+1 865-429-2139
Rosie
Rosie
Amazing waterfall, gem mine and sandwiches, the condiments are kept in vintage lunch boxes. The owners are super friendly and hip. Love this…
Jake
Jake
This beautiful stop on Wears Valley road features a local crafts store, a private waterfall, a restaurant, and a creek-side mining flume for…
Steve And Jody
Steve And Jody
Eat simple foods while watching a natural waterfall. True Tennessee experience.
4. Deep Creek Trail Trailhead
4. Deep Creek Trail Trailhead
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7 local reviews
Deep Creek Trail, Bryson City
+1 865-436-1297
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Nicole
Deep Creek is the southern entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located within Bryson City. There…
Kesha
Enjoy hikes to easy access waterfalls, or tube in the summertime in Smokey mountain national park. This is a…
Tim
Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with well marked trails, waterfalls, and easy day-hikes.
4. Deep Creek Trail Trailhead
4. Deep Creek Trail Trailhead
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7 local reviews
Deep Creek Trail, Bryson City
+1 865-436-1297
Nicole
Nicole
Deep Creek is the southern entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located within Bryson City. There are plenty of trails for…
Kesha
Kesha
Enjoy hikes to easy access waterfalls, or tube in the summertime in Smokey mountain national park. This is a beautiful area to explore. This…
Tim
Tim
Hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park with well marked trails, waterfalls, and easy day-hikes.
5. Laurel Falls Trail
5. Laurel Falls Trail
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12 local reviews
Laurel Falls Trail, Sevierville
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Meredith
This is a great hike for the beginning hiker, for those needing to use a cane or walker, for families who want…
Naffany
(2.6 mi) –80 ft waterfall, kids friendly, mostly flat, paved, some climb at top, crowded.
Krista
Great Easy-Moderate hike, Waterfall at end of hike to swim or have lunch
5. Laurel Falls Trail
5. Laurel Falls Trail
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12 local reviews
Laurel Falls Trail, Sevierville
Meredith
Meredith
This is a great hike for the beginning hiker, for those needing to use a cane or walker, for families who want to take a stroller. The path…
Naffany
Naffany
(2.6 mi) –80 ft waterfall, kids friendly, mostly flat, paved, some climb at top, crowded.
Krista
Krista
Great Easy-Moderate hike, Waterfall at end of hike to swim or have lunch
6. Laurel Falls
6. Laurel Falls
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8 local reviews
Laurel Falls
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Andrew
Located within the Smoky Mountain National Park, this is a paved trail leading to a beautiful waterfall. We…
Kirk & Ann
There are many different waterfalls that I love to hike to up there. This is one of the easier ones in the…
Philip
One of the easiest hiking trails that is mostly paved. About 1.5 miles but great for the kids. An impressive…
6. Laurel Falls
6. Laurel Falls
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8 local reviews
Laurel Falls
Andrew
Andrew
Located within the Smoky Mountain National Park, this is a paved trail leading to a beautiful waterfall. We would recommend going early in…
Kirk & Ann
Kirk & Ann
There are many different waterfalls that I love to hike to up there. This is one of the easier ones in the area. If you like nature and want…
Philip
Philip
One of the easiest hiking trails that is mostly paved. About 1.5 miles but great for the kids. An impressive waterfall at the end of it. …
7. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
7. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
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8 local reviews
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Gatlinburg
+1 865-436-1200
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Mitzi
The Roaring Fork is a 5.5-mile-long, one-way, loop drive through the park. At several points you can get out…
Linda
Loop Road with homesteads, hiking trails, and waterfalls.
7. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
7. Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail
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8 local reviews
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Gatlinburg
+1 865-436-1200
Mitzi
Mitzi
The Roaring Fork is a 5.5-mile-long, one-way, loop drive through the park. At several points you can get out and hike and explore or…
Linda
Linda
Loop Road with homesteads, hiking trails, and waterfalls.
8. Sugarlands Visitor Center
8. Sugarlands Visitor Center
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14 local reviews
1420 Fighting Creek Gap Rd, Gatlinburg
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 865-436-1200
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CP + Rachel
Come here with questions on which trails may work for you and your family. Hikes of all skill levels and…
Karrah
Great place to get started when planning a hike or looking for a waterfall. Provides all the info necessary…
8. Sugarlands Visitor Center
8. Sugarlands Visitor Center
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14 local reviews
1420 Fighting Creek Gap Rd, Gatlinburg
Closed · Opens 8:00 AM
+1 865-436-1200
CP + Rachel
CP + Rachel
Come here with questions on which trails may work for you and your family. Hikes of all skill levels and duration are available. Whether you…
Karrah
Karrah
Great place to get started when planning a hike or looking for a waterfall. Provides all the info necessary to be able to determine which…
9. Laurel Falls Trailhead
9. Laurel Falls Trailhead
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4 local reviews
Little River Gorge Rd, Sevierville
+1 865-436-1230
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Claire
This trail is paved, making it easy for beginning and intermediate hikers to enjoy themselves and view a…
Linda
Beautiful waterfall is your reward for hiking a paved nature trail with easy access.
9. Laurel Falls Trailhead
9. Laurel Falls Trailhead
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4 local reviews
Little River Gorge Rd, Sevierville
+1 865-436-1230
Claire
Claire
This trail is paved, making it easy for beginning and intermediate hikers to enjoy themselves and view a beautiful waterfall at the trails'…
Linda
Linda
Beautiful waterfall is your reward for hiking a paved nature trail with easy access.
10. Laurel Falls
10. Laurel Falls
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3 local reviews
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Jeff
An easy hike in the park with a beautiful waterfall at the end. Go early to avoid the crowds.
Susan
Easy paved beautiful 1.3 mile hike to a spectacular waterfall.
10. Laurel Falls
10. Laurel Falls
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3 local reviews
Jeff
Jeff
An easy hike in the park with a beautiful waterfall at the end. Go early to avoid the crowds.
Susan
Susan
Easy paved beautiful 1.3 mile hike to a spectacular waterfall.
11. Sugarlands Visitor Center Loop Road
11. Sugarlands Visitor Center Loop Road
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10 local reviews
Sugarlands Visitor Center Loop Rd, Gatlinburg
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CP + Rachel
Come here with questions on which trails may work for you and your family. Hikes of all skill levels and…
11. Sugarlands Visitor Center Loop Road
11. Sugarlands Visitor Center Loop Road
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10 local reviews
Sugarlands Visitor Center Loop Rd, Gatlinburg
CP + Rachel
CP + Rachel
Come here with questions on which trails may work for you and your family. Hikes of all skill levels and duration are available. Whether you…
12. Grotto Falls Parking
12. Grotto Falls Parking
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3 local reviews
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Gatlinburg
(865) 436-1701
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Mitzi
Moderate hike: Grotto Falls is a pull off on the Roaring Fork (a 5.5-mile-long, one-way, loop drive through…
Susan
A moderate/easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. Less than 2 mile to the falls. Wear proper hiking shoes and…
12. Grotto Falls Parking
12. Grotto Falls Parking
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3 local reviews
Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, Gatlinburg
(865) 436-1701
Mitzi
Mitzi
Moderate hike: Grotto Falls is a pull off on the Roaring Fork (a 5.5-mile-long, one-way, loop drive through the park). Roundtrip distance…
Susan
Susan
A moderate/easy hike to a beautiful waterfall. Less than 2 mile to the falls. Wear proper hiking shoes and take water