One of the best places to rejuvenate yourself as you say goodbye to winter and hello to spring is in a Gatlinburg, TN cabin. Choose a well-appointed cabin for your spring break in the Smoky Mountains and spend the days hiking to some of the amazing waterfalls located right nearby. Or explore the dozens of hiking trails around Gatlinburg, and take in the springtime views as the mountains come alive with vibrant flowers and lush greenery.
After a fun day out, spend the evenings enjoying sunset views from your cabin’s deck. You can also relax in your cabin’s hot tub, or appreciate the quiet and stillness that a cabin in the Smokies brings.
Waterfalls are gorgeous any time of the year but particularly so during the spring when the flowers, trees, and bushes are waking up from a long and cold winter. Here are our top three picks for the best springtime hikes to Gatlinburg waterfalls.
Grotto Falls: Located inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Grotto Falls can be accessed by a two to three-hour moderate-difficulty hike through the national forest. The 25-foot high waterfall is the only waterfall in the area that you can walk behind, giving you a unique view and feel of the powerful natural attraction. Spring visitors will enjoy white violets, white and yellow trilliums, and a variety of other wildflowers.
Laurel Falls: Located just six miles from Gatlinburg, the trail to Laurel Falls offers stunning views of the Smoky Mountains with a multi-tiered waterfall at the end of your hike. Mountain Laurel is plentiful along the trail sides and bloom in late spring, creating a picture-perfect setting. The hike is just over one mile long and is considered one of the easier hikes in the area.
The Sinks: If you prefer to drive to a waterfall, The Sinks would make a great choice as it’s the only waterfall in Gatlinburg that doesn’t require a hike. Springtime visitors will enjoy dipping their toes in the deep pool of water that the uniquely shaped waterfall flows into. Don’t forget your camera as the area is abundant with colorful wildflowers.
Bring the family (and even your four-legged members!) to one of our larger cabins and enjoy the day hiking to various waterfalls before coming home and spending the evening together. Enjoy relaxing in the hot tub, playing a game by the fireplace, or eating a freshly grilled steak as you talk about all of the wonderful views you saw on your adventure. Prefer a romantic spring break vacation in Gatlinburg? Black Bear Cove is one of our most romantic cabins, featuring a hot tub, whirlpool tub, shower for two, and an amazing view.
Don’t miss out on the spectacular springtime views in the mountains; each waterfall in the area is as unique as each of the different cabin rentals in Gatlinburg, and just as plentiful too!