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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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May 15, 2022
Kelly Champion-Smith
Done
Apr 16, 2022
Amit Sharma
Mar 22, 2022
Todd Pearce
First hike after moving to the area. Creek may be dry during summer but was flowing well during spring
Oct 11, 2021
Julie Ibanez
Great hike, the waterfall is quite nice
Aug 26, 2021
John Silvers
Keep
Jul 16, 2021
Nathan Kosiba
May 21, 2021
Frank Gulczinski
Q
Mar 26, 2021
Shawnee Reller
Lots of rain last night leading to a beautiful flow! Hard uphill trail with mud and had to carefully chose each step. Lots of rocks and roots.

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