Roaring Fork features two of the most popular waterfalls in the Great Smoky Mountains
National Park. Which one is better? It’s like picking a favorite child for us, so
you’ll have to be the judge.
The moderate 5.4 mile roundtrip hike to Rainbow Falls is well worth the workout.
When you get to the end of the rainbow, you’ll know it: the massive 80-foot tall
waterfall is the highest single-drop falls in the park.
The Trillium Gap Trail leads to the 25-foot high Grotto Falls where you can walk
behind a wall of water as it cascades to the ground. It’s breathtakingly beautiful
and the only spot in the Smokies where you can do this. Capture it with a camera
and you’ll have yourself a fantastic Facebook cover photo that’s the envy of all
While it may not carry the same cache as Rainbow or Grotto Falls, the Place of a
Thousand Drips is no less spectacular. Go after a downpour and see thousands (OK,
OK, maybe just dozens) of wee waterfalls at work.