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Nice water fall and wall of rock at Baskins Creek Falls but signage needed.

We made this 1.7 mile hike in Oct. '18 and it's worth the trip. It's not as popular to hikers as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Madison, Mississippi
Nice falls not too crowded

Nice hike away from crowds with nice waterfall at end. A little difficult toward the end going down... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2018
Franklin, Tennessee
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Baskins Creek Trail Trailhead, Baskins Creek Trail, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN 37738
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All reviews grave stones nice waterfall down hill trail winds worth the trip trail head roaring fork short hike great hike take your time parking area cemetery downhill trailhead falls hikers spur
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made this 1.7 mile hike in Oct. '18 and it's worth the trip. It's not as popular to hikers as Rainbow, Laurel, Abrams, and some of the other falls. The NPS must agree with this because there's no sign at the trail head mentioning...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank lane607
Reviewed 3 November 2018

This Baskins Creek Falls is disappointing. It is a nice hike but after reaching the bottom of the creek, there is not much to see. We did not see a water fall.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Yan W
Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Nice hike away from crowds with nice waterfall at end. A little difficult toward the end going down steep trail. I've hiked for decades with no falls but this downhill got me. I fell once just before the falls from slipping in wet ground in...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank waynecO458HN
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great hike for the family with a lot of different terrain and scenery. There isn’t much parking, you’ll pass the trailhead on a one way road and up the hill about a 1/4 mile is a parking area. The trail is moderate...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Mike C
Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Great hike. Love seeing nature recover from the fire. A few different areas were recovering well. Great views that were not there prior to the fire. Mostly down hill on the way to the falls. Save water for the return trip. Fantastic hike for family...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 19 December 2017 via mobile

We stumbled on this hike and decided to do it. We are so glad we did. I would rate it moderate difficulty due to the steep hills. This is "off the beaten path" which we loved. We were able to enjoy the falls without anyone...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Augustandwally
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Beautiful trail off the Roaring Fork Rd. Most people drive by this trail without a second thought and they are really missing out. The trail is maybe a little more strenuous than most guide books claim but still not too rough. Take your time to...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank waynecO458HN
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

We hit this trail at about 8:30 am. We were the first people out for the day. The trail goes through a burn area from the fall of 2016. Seeing the 'regrowth ' was very interesting. The last half mile of the trail losses about...More

Date of experience: July 2017
1  Thank Gary H
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Much of this trail winds thru hills that were burned in the fire of 2016 making this a beautiful, yet surreal hike. New greenery is pushing its way up thru the ashes and wildlife is returning to the area. Baskins Falls are quite nice though...More

Date of experience: May 2017
2  Thank Trey S
Reviewed 22 June 2017 via mobile

We took our 3 year old on this hike. It is more on the strenuous side with the elevation changes but it was worth it in the end. The last little bit was alittle tricky but nothing too bad. Good waterfall to hike and eat...More

Date of experience: June 2017
1  Thank Beth K
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Response from Craigodem | Reviewed this property |
In Gatlinburg turn on airport road at the space needle. Stay straight until you hit the one way roaring 🍴 motor trail, which essentially makes a horseshoe shaped drive. There are two trailheads for the Baskin creek falls... More