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4.4 miles

Trail Type

Out & Back

Trail Difficulty


Δ Elevation (FT)

~1050 (+)

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Hen Wallow Falls

TennesseeNorth Carolina | Great Smoky Mountains

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Activities & Features


Hen Wallow Falls is a moderate kid friendly day hike in Great Smoky Mountains National Park that leads to a stunning waterfall. The park says "the trip to Hen Wallow Falls is a pleasant walk through hemlock and rhododendron forest. A signed side trail leads to the base of the falls by way of steep switchbacks. Hen Wallow Creek, only two feet wide at the top of the falls, fans out to 20 feet at the base. The waterfall is 90 feet high. If you look carefully in the water at the base of the falls, you can often find salamanders. During very cold winter weather, the waterfall can freeze into a beautiful icy column. The waterfall is located on a short side trail off Gabes Mountain Trail. There is a wooden sign posted at the turn for this side trail." There is plenty of camping available in Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Contact: Great Smoky Mountains National Park 107 Park Headquarters Road Gatlinburg, TN 37738

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