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Midnight Hole Falls

Big Creek Trailhead, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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Best part of our Great Smoky Mountain vacation!

This was the best part of our trip. Two adults and three teenagers swam, dove off rocks, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
lindyhistory
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Stony Brook, New York
Incredible Nature's Playground

An easy 1.5 mile hike in Big Creek to this gem! Crystal clear water - although freezing - totally... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
KristenNK
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Naperville, Illinois
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Big Creek Trailhead, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, NC
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This was the best part of our trip. Two adults and three teenagers swam, dove off rocks, and enjoyed the butterflies perched all over the rocks and trees. It took about a half hour to hike to the spot. If you are going from Gatlinburg,...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An easy 1.5 mile hike in Big Creek to this gem! Crystal clear water - although freezing - totally worth the swim to the rock for the leap to the deep waters below - so much fun playing in nature's playground

Thank KristenNK
Reviewed 1 week ago

Neat natural location to see the river and mountains without a tourist company flocking all over. Very cold water, very clean and fresh. All there at the hole that day were very friendly!

Thank Ejordan75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is worth the trip. Easy very nice walk about 2 miles to this beautiful spot and perfect for rock jumping in a swimming hole. You can also stop off along the way and enjoy the falls. You need walking shoes and then water shoes...More

Thank Jennifer O
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is my favorite place to swim in the national park. Water is cold but I don't care. Make sure to hike another half mile up the trail afterwards to see Mouse Creek falls too.

Thank Nick I
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sooooo cold but soooo pretty and fun! No pets allowed on the trail. Go early in the day to get sun, very shaded in the late afternoon. Use tennis shoes for the hike and water shoes in the creek. Enjoy!!

2  Thank Paula S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a 1.5 mile hike and it's not paved. It took me long because I have a bad knee. One there I managed to get down and go in the water which was very cold but crystal clear. Very nice place

2  Thank Carmen050
Reviewed 23 May 2017

If you are not really looking you will hike right by this beautiful place. You have to take a short trail down to it and it requires a little climbing but it is worth it. It is not steep and is safe.

2  Thank Deborah D
Reviewed 1 November 2016

This is a lovely tranquil place and the trek to it is fairly easy. I was intending to have a swim but had the beginning of a cold and it wasn't a particularly sunny day, also was the only one in the group doing a...More

1  Thank Carol L
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We stopped here for a dip while on a backpacking trip. It was too cold to actually swim, but we enjoyed wading and taking pictures.

Thank Liz C
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Mary B
14 July 2017|
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Response from Jennifer O | Reviewed this property |
No it is not difficult. Just plan for a incline most of the way there
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Jlyons1022
27 May 2016|
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Response from GoldRushJunkie |
It's in The Smoky Mountain National Park and FREE. This is where a lot of locals go to cool off. The hike to get there is about 1.5 miles.
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