Hike to Cataract Falls, Smoky Mountains

Tennessee Cataract Falls Trailhead

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An easy, family-friendly hike along Fighting Creek to a 25-foot cascade.

You will find the trailhead to this gravel path just to the left of the Sugarlands Visitor Center. The easy walk along Fighting Creek is scenic and tends not to be crowded, either.

At the end of the hike you will find a beautiful 25-foot waterfall. Please refrain from climbing on or around the falls.

Photo Credit: AllieKF

Pack List

  • Hiking boots
  • Water
  • Sun protection
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Skill Level:



Year Round

Trail Type:



1 Miles



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8 months ago

Short And Pleasant

This is a great hike for families with young children. The path is paved and many of the plants and trees are marked. The path is smooth so it's easy for younger ones to navigate. The falls are beautiful. Definitely worth a walk.

8 months ago

8 months ago


An amazing place anytime of year! I've been there many spring breaks and there is still more to see! A wonderful place for family and friends!

8 months ago

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