Saturday, September 10, 2011

Hike to Baskins Falls Today

Baskins Falls Day Hike

3.2 miles round trip

Dana & Kenny Koogler

Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN

     Today we slept in and did a short hike without a long drive.  We hiked for the first time in a long time in the Smokies. We've had some recent rain and we knew the streams and waterfalls would be running well now.  The temperatures have cooled off to perfect and the skies were clear and crisp today.   We had not hiked to Baskins Falls in an unbelievable 14 years. The last time we went there it was Autumn and there was hardly any water coming over the falls.  Today was much better!


Baskins Falls from directly in front of it.  The falls is about 35 feet high and the hike to it is moderate.

Baskins Falls from the right side.

View from the first overlook on Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail.

The Roaring Fork was beautiful today and really lived up to its name!

Gatlinburg on a gorgeous Saturday afternoon.

      We had lunch at Calhoun's in Gatlinburg and walked down the street to shop a little bit.  Traffic wasn't bad today and the crowds were less than usual.  What a wonderful Saturday!


  1. Thanks for sharing this delightful hike. I love going to Roaring Fork; I always find something new everytime I go. It's always so peaceful there.

  2. You are welcome. I am keeping tabs on your blog and any new additions. Roaring Fork was particularly beautiful. We had not been out that way in quite a long time. I thought of you while there. You are right. Its important to keep one's eyes peeled so we don't miss things! Hope you have a great evening.

  3. First time visitor really enjoying your blog. Wonderful pictures of beautiful countryside. We visited Great Smokie Mountain N.P. maybe twenty years ago camping. I need to go back. Maybe next spring. :)

  4. Thanks for checking out my blog and for sharing your comments. Glad you liked it. Hope you get back soon to visit & enjoy the sights for yourself. :-) Spring is gorgeous in the Smokies.


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