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The Hen Wallow Fall is a beautiful waterfall located along Hen Wallow Creek. This is 90-foot waterfall is one of the lesser-visited falls in Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and hikers will enjoy the quiet hike to the falls as well as the view of the falls themselves.

Hen Wallow Creek is a mere 2 feet wide at the top of the falls, but it fans out impressively to nearly 20 feet at the base. The falls are surrounded by a dense hemlock and hardwood forest typical of the region that adds to the peaceful nature of the falls. While exploring the area, be sure to keep an eye open for the many salamanders (there are 30 species in the park!) that can be found in the water at the base of the falls. During particularly cold winters, Hen Wallow Falls will freeze into an amazing column of ice which is equally worth a hike to see.

Half-Day Hike: From one of the parking areas at Cosby Campground, start out of the Gabes Mountain Trail. Just over two miles into the Gabes Mountain Trail, look for a signed side trail leads to the base of the falls by way of steep switchbacks.

Gem Type: Waterfall

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Kristen Arendt

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Sep 25, 2020
Kristie Wolf
11:12
Aug 19, 2020
Maggie Martin
Jul 31, 2020
Jordan Miller
Jul 19, 2020
LeAnn DeMotts
Ok hike. Not a lot of views but a cute bridge you can play under. The falls weren't spectacular. Take 321, not thru Pigeon Forge.
Jul 16, 2020
Shawnee Reller
Took 2.5 hours to get to the falls in a steep and root filled trail. The storm started .3 miles from the parking lot on the end.
Jun 22, 2020
Jay Fulton
my GPS milage was 2.6 to the falls.
Feb 3, 2020
Michelle Ballard
Beautiful hike! 2hr 31min
Dec 11, 2019
Cyndi Jones
Snowy trail, saw rabbit, deer, and bear tracks.

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