Cataract Falls (Fighting Creek, Cove Mountain Trail)Easy

Cataract Falls (Fighting Creek, Cove Mountain Trail)

Distance (One Way)

0.5 miles

Elevation Gain

50 feet

Trailhead

Sugarlands Visitor Center

Location

Gatlinburg, TN

Trail Description

The trail to reach the popular Cataract Falls begins just to the left of Sugarlands Visitor Center south of Gatlinburg. You'll start on Fighting Creek Nature Trail for just a few hundred feet before taking another offshoot trail to the right toward the trailhead for Cove Mountain Trail off Sugarlands Residence Road.

From the Cove Mountain trailhead, Cataract Falls is just a tenth of a mile into the trail. It is one of the special locations that you can get married in the national park.

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Trail Difficulty Scales Explained

Elevation Grade

2%

Fairly Flat

Paul Petzoldt Scale

0.6

Easy

5

10

15

Shenandoah Scale

7

Easiest

50

100

150

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