When visiting the Smoky Mountains during the spring, one of the many natural wonders that you can behold are the waterfalls. You will find an array of waterfalls if you’re willing to look for them, but we wanted to highlight 3 favorites to get you started if you are unsure where to go to see waterfalls. Even though many of the most beautiful falls in the area are only a hike away, there are actually waterfalls you can visit just by driving through the Smokies.
A 2.6 mile hike through the Smokies will bring you directly to Grotto Falls, a favorite waterfall of hikers in the area. A moderately difficult hike, Grotto Falls Trail is a great place to go if you are really determined to see one of the most beautiful waterfalls in the Smokies. This trail is also a great place to spot salamanders and other unique Smoky Mountain wildlife.
A glorious 80 foot high waterfall, Laurel Falls trail is a favorite for hikers at all experience levels since it is a paved trail. Due to the popularity of the trail, parking is very limited especially during peak seasons and times so make sure to plan appropriately so that you can get the best spot. This waterfall is definitely worth the 2.4 mile hike to get to it, so we hope you will consider visiting it on your next trip!
One of the most spectacular waterfalls in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Ramsey Cascades is a must-see while you’re in town if you’re interested in a strenuous and difficult hike. This is one of the more challenging hikes in the Smokies so be prepared to put some work in during this 8 mile round-trip hike to get to the cascades. Water cascades over 100 feet of rock creating a stunning display that hikers love and claim is definitely worth the trek.
There are a number of other waterfalls that you can visit while you’re visiting Sevierville and the Smoky Mountains. We hope you will take the time to explore all the different options so that you can find the one that most interests you. Waterfalls are one of the world’s natural wonders, and we are very grateful to have so many in our area that our guests can explore!