Thursday, June 19, 2014

Grotto Falls in Smoky Mountains

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Grotto Falls is off of the Foaring Fork Motor Trail which is a one way road that is a very short drive from Gatlinburg, TN. Trust me it is worth the drive to take it and this hike is really easy and pleasing. It is maybe 3 miles round trip. The misty environment and hemlock forest is really magical and something that I wouldn't get the opportunity to see in Shenandoah National Park.

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There are a few falls in the area  if you are venturous to travel to them as well.

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Be careful though when hiking, it is moderately easy in my opinion, but there are a lot of roots on the trail and you don't want to sprain or trip on them. The trail passes some little creeks that run through...

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We will know when you are getting closer as you hear the water running up ahead.

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Love the rhododendrons and moss that line the banks of the rocky streams...

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There is a lot of life as well in the shady forest, the ferns and moss are ever so green, and the millipedes and snails enjoy it.

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Thanks for looking!

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