The most distinctive feature about Grotto Falls is that it’s the only waterfall in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park that a person can actually walk behind. The 25-foot high waterfall offers a cool, shady, and moist retreat for hikers in the summer.
I hesitated to endanger my Nikon with waterfall spray, but the rest of the family stepped behind the falls.
View from behind Grotto Falls via Terry’s phone:)
After the cool respite beside Grotto Falls, we headed back down the mountain. The way down seemed much easier—probably only about 45 minutes.
Whew. What a hike! We’re so glad we conquered it!
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
near Gatlinburg, TN