Baskins Falls

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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With two more popular waterfalls nearby, this Smoky Mountain cataract is undeservedly overlooked. The hike travels hill and hollow to reach appropriately named Falls Branch. Here, descend past pioneer history to reach this 40-foot spiller as it dives over a stone ledge in a secluded setting. Baskins Creek flows north in the shadow of Mount LeConte. Rainbow Falls and Grotto Falls—both nearby—overshadow Baskins Falls, by far the least visited of the three. One of the reasons it’s less popular may be the difficulty in finding the Baskins Creek Trail.
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by Johnny Molloy (Falcon Guides)

With two more popular waterfalls nearby, this Smoky Mountain cataract is undeservedly overlooked. The hike travels hill and hollow to reach appropriately named Falls Branch. Here, descend past pioneer history to reach this 40-foot spiller as it dives over a stone ledge in a secluded setting.

Baskins Creek flows north in the shadow of Mount LeConte. Rainbow Falls and Grotto Falls—both nearby—overshadow Baskins Falls, by far the least visited of the three. One of the reasons it’s less popular may be the difficulty in finding the Baskins Creek Trail.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Gatlinburg
Distance: 3.2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 2-3 hours
Season: Year-round
Features: Waterfalls
Local Contacts: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, 107 Park Headquarters Rd., Gatlinburg, TN 37738, (865) 436-1200, www.nps.gov/grsm
Local Maps: Great Smoky Mountains National Park; USGS Gatlinburg
Driving Directions: Directions to Baskins Falls

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Apr 2018