Spruce Flats Falls

Townsend, Tennessee

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Although it’s among the most scenic waterfalls in the park, Spruce Flats Falls is relatively unknown compared to the more popular falls such as Laurel Falls and Grotto Falls. The waterfall consists of several drops, with the main one about 40 feet high. There is another section above what you can see from the trail, but there is no good vantage point from which to view it safely. The hike may not be as well known or publicized as many others in the park, but it’s no secret either. If you’re after photos and you don’t want people in them, you need to be here early in the morning.
Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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Hiking Great Smoky Mountains National Park

by Kevin Adams (Falcon Guides)

Although it’s among the most scenic waterfalls in the park, Spruce Flats Falls is relatively unknown compared to the more popular falls such as Laurel Falls and Grotto Falls. The waterfall consists of several drops, with the main one about 40 feet high.

There is another section above what you can see from the trail, but there is no good vantage point from which to view it safely. The hike may not be as well known or publicized as many others in the park, but it’s no secret either. If you’re after photos and you don’t want people in them, you need to be here early in the morning.

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Activity Type: Hiking
Nearby City: Townsend
Distance: 2
Trail Type: Out-and-back
Skill Level: Moderate
Duration: 1.5 hours
Features: Waterfalls
Local Maps: Wear Cove USGS quad; Trails Illustrated #229 Great Smoky Mountains; Trails Illustrated #316 Cades Cove Elkmont
Driving Directions: Directions to Spruce Flats Falls

Recent Trail Reviews

10/1/2010
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Out of the way trail that most tourists don't know about. The trail is a moderate climb but you are rewarded with an oasis of a lovely waterfall at the end.



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May 2018