Spruce Flats Falls

Townsend, Tennessee 37882

Spruce Flats Falls

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Detailed Trail Description from our Guidebook

"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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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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Trail Information

Townsend
Nearby City
2
Distance
Out-and-back
Trail Type
Moderate
Skill Level
1.5 hours
Duration
Waterfalls
Features
Wear Cove USGS quad; Trails Illustrated #229 Great Smoky Mountains; Trails Illustrated #316 Cades Cove Elkmont
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