Hike to Mouse Creek Falls

Big Creek Entrance Road

Distance

4.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

605 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Joshua Contois

Forest
Scenic
Waterfall
Wildflowers

Follow Big Creek to a 45-foot waterfall. Smaller cascades as well as wildflowers abound.

Follow Big Creek Trail on a moderate climb to this 45-foot waterfall. Around 1.3 miles in, you will begin to hike alongside Big Creek, and shortly afterwards you will pass Midnight Hole, a particularly deep pool. There are a number of other small falls en route. In spring you should see a number of wildflowers, too.

The side trail to Mouse Creek Falls appears about 2 miles into the hike. The area around the falls is a great spot to have a picnic before heading back to the trailhead.

Community Photos

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

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Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

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Midnight hole

If you have time and the temperatures are compatible definitely take a sim in Midnight hole!

Distance

4.2 Miles

Elevation Gain

605 Feet

Activities

Photography, Hiking

Skill

Intermediate

Season

Spring, Summer, Autumn

Type

Out-and-Back

Added by

Joshua Contois

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