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Address: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Nice hike. Quiet

We went here knowing it is not as well traveled. Saw maybe 10 others the whole way. Very peaceful. Still quite a challenge in spots but there were areas that were very easy too... read more

Reviewed 31 July 2016
Laura W

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Tyler, Texas
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Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We have hiked a lot of waterfalls in the Smokies, we decided to try Hen Wallow since it's one we'd never seen. The hike was very pretty, but the waterfall was a major disappointment. If you are looking for a big volume waterfall, this is not it! The hike is all uphill on the way, but it's not too bad.... More 

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Reviewed 31 July 2016

We went here knowing it is not as well traveled. Saw maybe 10 others the whole way. Very peaceful. Still quite a challenge in spots but there were areas that were very easy too. The falls were a little small but still nice. Just a little more than 4 miles round trip. There were also 3 bridges made of trees... More 

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Thank Laura W
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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

We visited the Hen Wallow falls on our anniversary. The kids had picked it out as it was not too far and not too difficult. We started with a picknic lunch at the Cosby picnic area and started our hike. The last piece of the trail was pretty steep and could be challenging for small kids. Our total hike was... More 

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Thank Peter V
Walled Lake, Michigan
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Beautiful hike! We started out at 8:00 am sharp in mid July and never saw another person until our return trip after the falls. We loved the solitude. Much less crowded than the other waterfall hikes in the park. The length and difficulty level were perfect for us too. Not too easy and not too short but not too difficult... More 

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Lakeland, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We have hiked this trail several times in the past. It is one of our favorites. Difficult enough to challenge but not overwhelming. The waterfall is beautiful.

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Thank GreLaBlu
Roswell, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016

We got a bit confused and never actually found the waterfall. Despite that, it was a beautiful hike and well worth the time. Easy directions from town. About 15 minutes from Buckhorn Inn. We went about 2.2. miles from the trailhead, which is right by the parking area for the campground. Almost a complete gentle up hill the whole way... More 

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Thank Joe R
Argyle, Texas
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Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

This was a more difficult hike, but worth it at the end. The falls were gorgeous in almost drought like conditions. I can only imagine how beautiful they would be in a wet season. There are a lot of tree roots and rocks embedded in this trail that you have to maneuver around and some steep inclines. It is a... More 

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Thank mjernigan2
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Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

It's a 4.4 mile round trip and getting to the falls is almost completely uphill. There are roots covering the path, rocks, and split-log bridges, so you have to take your time picking your way around them. However, just when you think it's not worth the trip, you see the sign that says you're 0.1 miles away and that part... More 

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Thank Emily U
Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2016

This was a great hike sometimes following the stream with several foot bridges to cross and a few small pools along the way. Saw a few wildflower species too. At times the trail was strenuous, bring water and wear good foot support. It took us about 1 hour and 45 minutes to reach the waterfall and that was going at... More 

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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 18 May 2016

This part of the park is much less traveled and easy to find. We did this hike the day after Chimney Tops and found it less demanding, but still a challenge. The falls were full because of the spring rains and it was a fabulous place to rest and enjoy our lunch.

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