Hidden Cascade Hiking Tour In Great Smoky Mountains From Gatlinburg

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  • Duration: 4 Hrs
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  • Departure Time :
    08:00 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Nantahala Outdoor Center Gatlinburg, 1138 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738, USA
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.


**All participants will be required to wear a mask for any instances where close contact cannot be avoided. Please bring your own masks and hand sanitizer. You will also be asked to sign an acknowledgement of risks and report any illness within 14 days of tour.** The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is known for its incredible diversity of flora and fauna, rich cultural history, cascading waterfalls and stunning views. On this 4-hour guided hike, you get it all and with a small group maximum of 11 participants, avoiding the large crowds. This hike is for the adventurous at heart as it does have some strenuous climbing and descending on the trail as well as rock hopping across the creeks. For your safety and peace of mind, all guides are certified as Wilderness First Responders and non-lethal bear aversion techniques. Choose from one of two departure times when you book.


  • Small group ensures personal service
  • See native wildlife in their natural environment
  • Led by a local guide

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This hike is a perfect mix of adventure and tranquility away from the crowds. Explore an old settler graveyard and learn about the tough life of the hardy Scots-Irish who settled in these mountains. Enjoy the views of a beautiful waterfall located deep in the woods. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the most biodiverse place in the world north of the tropics as you learn about the amazing wildlife that calls the Great smoky mountains national park home. Pause for a snack on a moss covered rock, challenge yourself to a rock hop across a clear mountain stream, and enjoy the fresh, clean mountain air on this adventure.
Rating: This 4-hour walk is moderate with a couple of difficult spots.


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Gratuities are appreciated for good service.

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Bottled water - Drinks are not provided. Bring plenty of water.


Rain Gear - We do have emergency ponchos on hand if needed.

Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer - we have a very limited supply for those who forget. Please bring your own as they are required until further notice.

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

This tour requires a 2 person minimum to operate. If you are traveling solo, you may join into an existing tour or pay the 2 person rate.

Children's minimum age is 8 years old.

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Please bring: At least 64oz of water per person, sunscreen, and good walking shoes. If you have good rain gear or a favored walking stick, please bring these too.

It is suggested at least one day pack to carry your gear. If you need us to, one can be provided with advance notice.

You will be provided nut-based snacks (trail mix and peanut butter crackers). If you might have nut allergies, or do not enjoy the taste of nuts, please bring your own light snack.

Gratuity of 10-20% is recommended

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This experience requires good weather. If its canceled due to poor weather, youll be offered a different date or a full refund

This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If its canceled because the minimum isnt met, youll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 11 travelers

Face masks required for travelers in public areas

Face masks required for guides in public areas

Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff

Social distancing enforced throughout experience

Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas

Guides required to regularly wash hands

Regular temperature checks for staff

Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

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  • 07-Nov-2022

    The walk, guided by Connor, was well worth it. It was invigorating, challenging and informative about the history of the Smoky Mountains. Highly recommended

  • 05-Oct-2022

    Great hike with guide Brooke alongside a beautiful mountain stream. Brooke was very knowledgeable and did a great job describing the local flora and fauna.

  • 07-Sep-2022

    Anna was AMAZING! We switched the hike on her last minute to an easier one. Very willing to accommodate. She was very friendly and knowledgeable. Would do it again! Highly recommend

  • 19-Aug-2022

    We went on a private hike to hidden Falls with Connor. He was very knowledgeable and kept is interested the whole way. He explained to us about the trees and the wire was it flowers and all the little subtleties of the area. It definitely would not have been the same if we had gone on our own. I highly recommend this hike. It was moderate intensity and a good 3 to 4 hour workout. This was not a high traveled route so we didn’t run into a lot of people during our hike. I had never gone on a guided hike before but I certainly would recommend this.

  • 25-Jul-2022

    This was the first time booking through Trip Advisor. Based on the recommendations this was highly recommended! We agree, it was fabulous! Rachel was our guide and she was an absolute delight! We could tell that she has found a job she truly enjoys! Not only did she teach us so much about the vegetation and other things along the trail, she respected the time we needed to rest and to take it all in. This is a beautiful area and sometimes we just wanted to stop and take a look around and take it all in. There was no rushed feel at all, and we enjoyed every minute of it. The reward of seeing the falls was amazing. So peaceful and not as well traveled of a trail as some of the other ones in the area. We only saw maybe 10-15 people in just over 4 hours. Glad we got the 8:00AM adventure as it was already starting to get busy in the parking areas. Please bring the recommendations listed on Trip Advisor to be fully prepared and to fully enjoy the adventure! Hiking shoes, hiking poles, water, and snacks were all extremely helpful. This was the highlight of our week long trip! Thank you to our guide Rachel once again for helping to make this experience unforgettable!

  • 08-Jun-2022

    Jeremy was incredible- the hike was very educational due to Jeremy’s extensive knowledge. Jeremy was very accommodating to the groups needs and allowed us to progress at a pace that was right for each hiker. Beautiful hike with a wonderful waterfall to cap it off.

  • 31-May-2022

    Learned a lot about the history, biology and geography of the area - all while hiking to a beautiful waterfall. It was fabulous! Highly recommend!

  • 30-May-2022

    My husband and I took a trip to the Smokey Mountains and book a private tour through Under Canvas. Our tour guide was Alexandra and she was amazing. She was very knowledgeable about the area, history, vegetation and many other things. The tour never felt rushed, and was paced so we could enjoy the beauty of the nature around us. We highly recommend Alexandra and A walk in the woods!

  • 30-May-2022

    The tour guides were very knowledgeable and friendly!! Great hike. I expected to be bored but I had an amazing time.

  • 20-May-2022

    This was absolutely the highlight of our week long vacation through the Smokeys. Ben was our guide - he was amazing with knowledge and very engaging with everyone. The views and falls were wonderful to experience and a good reminder for my wife and I to reconnect with nature. Highly recommend this hike and guide.

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