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Hen Wallow Water Falls

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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Great place for lunch

I visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the 2017 Wildflower Pilgrimage and had the option... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2017
Emily M
Worth the effort

We have been to many of the falls in the Smokies and wanted to cross a couple more off the list on... read more

Reviewed 3 April 2017
Paul S
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

I visited Great Smoky Mountains National Park for the 2017 Wildflower Pilgrimage and had the option to take a full day hike up Gabes Mountain Trail as one of the outings as part of the pilgrimage. Amidst all the exploring and wildflowers we stopped for...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 3 April 2017

We have been to many of the falls in the Smokies and wanted to cross a couple more off the list on this trip. The trail to Ramsey Cascades was still closed, so we first went to Cataract Falls directly behind the Sugarlands Visitor Center...More

2  Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The beauty of small stream waterfalls in the Smokies are often highly dependent upon the amount of precipitation that has occured in the days just prior to your hike...so while Henwallow is beautiful when the water is flowing good, it loses a bit of luster...More

2  Thank Smkymtntroutman
Reviewed 2 November 2016

Hen Wallow Falls is a 60-foot waterfall in the Cosby area of the park. The hike to the falls is just under 5 miles round trip and moderate in difficulty, so appropriate for most people in reasonable shape. The creek's watershed, however, is small, so...More

Thank jmpncsu
Reviewed 3 October 2016 via mobile

My wife and I hiked this trail on a rainy day and a light fog was also hovering over the mountains. It had a kind of spooky feel to this hike. It was different then most of the hikes we've done. It had lots of...More

Thank PoolBandit69
Reviewed 1 October 2016

We hiked part way up the Hen Wallow trail - didn't have time to make the entire round trip. The trail is a steady uphill climb going in with lots of roots and rocks but they add to the beauty of the trail. Very convenient...More

Thank javaeve
Reviewed 29 September 2016

This was a nice quiet hike to the falls. The hike is almost all uphill, until you get to the last .1 mile and then it's a steep walk downhill. The path is mostly roots and rocks but well maintained. The day we hiked it,...More

Thank Joe L
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

This was a terrific moderate hike in a quieter section of GSMNP. It's two miles of gradual incline, then a very steep drop down to the waterfalls before returning on the same path. Some exposed roots and a few stream crossings via wooden "bridges", plus...More

Thank RebeccaMinNJ
Reviewed 1 August 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...More

Thank WildHaireHiking
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...More

Thank Laura W
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