Promoting the development and enjoyment of Tennessee trails.
This hike is one of the most traveled trails in our Smokies. We will begin our hike at Trillium Gap trailhead and hike 1.3 miles to Grotto Falls. Grotto Falls is a 25 ft waterfall that you can actually hike behind the Falls. You will feel the moist mist of mountain water as you hike behind the Falls. We will hike another 2 miles to the Summit of Brushy Mountain for a total of 6.6 miles total round trip. We will get a early start by meeting in the Grotto Falls parking lot at 8:30 am ET. Directions to the parking lot are: Take a left at the light #8 off the Gatlinburg Parkway and go .7 miles, then veer to the right onto Cherokee Orchard Rd. Drive another 2.2 miles to Roaring Fork Nature Trail (a one-way loop road). Go 1.6 miles and look for the Grotto Falls parking. Park on your left side of the road. Please preregister with Rosie.