June 11, 2018 - Photos - GRSM NP - Grotto Falls Hike

Today's Travel Map

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We headed out before the sun was up!

So Quiet!!

Turkey Family Finding Breakfast ;o)

Sunrise Over The Smokies...

Heading Toward Gatlinburg...

Gatlinburg Is Still Asleep !!

Roaring Fork Auto Nature Trail

The Smoky Mountains

Not The First At The Grotto Falls Trailhead

First View Of The Falls 

Just A Little Zoooooooom ;-)

From Behind The Falls

Bill's Shower ;-)))

Troops Are Coming... 

Time To Head Back

Rains Arrived Before We Got To Car ;-((

Regardless, The Ride Through The Auto Tour Was Beautiful

Well.... Gatlinburg Woke Up !!

Never Get Tired Of Riding The Park Roads :o))

Always Find A Beautiful Spot To Enjoy!!

Line Spring Road

Our "Smoky Mountains" Connector!!!


  1. Fabulous pictures. Love the falls that you can go behind. So cool. Also love those roots making a beautiful design on the trail. Wonder how the tree stays alive with so many roots exposed and being stepped on all the time. So sorry you had to go through Gatlinburg to get there. Are most of the trails a good distance from your campground?

    1. That's exactly what we thought about the tree roots!!!

      Going through Gatlinburg is not a problem before 9am...after...you just do it;o(( Yes, it is a "longer than Acadia" ride to all the trails. Even if you stay in The Park (Elkmont, Smokemont or Cades Cove) you have a drive to the trails that don't start in the campground. If you are out early (6-7am) it is not bad and you can find parking at the trailhead. But with the high temps, we want to start early and end early!!! Wish it wasn't crowded and had lower temps... Still it is beautiful and glad we are getting to spend some extended time here:o))