Waterfalls in the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains is abundant when it comes to waterfalls. Explore waterfalls from 120 feet tall to smaller cascades throughout the National Park.

Abrams Falls

Located in Cades Cove this 20 feet high waterfall has a large volumn of water rushing over the falls. The hike is 5 miles round trip and is considered moderate in difficulty. Definitely worth the hike to see these falls.

Grotto Falls

Located on Trillium Gap Trail on the Roaring Fork Motor Trail off of the Parkway in Gatlinburg. Trillium Gap Trail meanders through an old-growth hemlock forest and actually runs behind the 25 foot waterfall. The hike is 3 miles roundtrip and considered moderate in difficulty.

Hen Wallow Falls

Located in Cosby near the Cosby Picnic Area.

Indian Creek and Toms Branch Falls

tomsbranchfalls Indian Creek Falls is accessed via the Deep Creek Trail, which was one of the first trails constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps

Juney Whank Falls

Juney Whank Falls Trail is a 0.6 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Bryson City, North Carolina that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels.

Laurel Falls

From the Sugarlands Visitor Center near Gatlinburg, drive 3.8 miles to the top of Fighting Creek Gap. The main parking lot for Laurel Falls will be on your right

Mingo Falls

Mingo Falls is on the Cherokee Indian Reservation (Qualla Boundary), just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Mouse Creek Falls

Located in the Big Creek section of the Great Smoky Mountains, Mouse Creek Falls is a gorgeous cascade at the mouth of Mouse Creek.

Rainbow Falls

Rainbow Falls Trail is a 5.5 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Gatlinburg, Tennessee that features a waterfall

Ramsey Cascades

Ramsey Cascades is the tallest waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is located near Gatlinburg, TN