Spruce Flats Falls trail is not marked on most park maps, making it one of the best kept secrets in the Smokies. Locating the trailhead to the Falls takes perseverance, but the solitude of the hike and visiting the resident salamanders at the Falls will be your reward. You may have a few other waterfall enthusiasts join you in pursuit of the Falls, but anticipate having the trail to yourself.
Distance: 1.45 miles roundtrip
Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easty-to-Moderate; hiking poles recommended
Starting Point: Lumber Ridge Trailhead at the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont
To save this hike and our other recommended hikes in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, visit our curated list on AllTrails, where you can learn about other trails in the park and create your own lists to reference through their mobile app.