Benton Falls Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Reliance, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
The trail is mostly flat with rock steps down to the creek at the end. The falls are beautiful and look like a water wall. Nice easy walk.
Great 3mi round trip, the falls are about 60 ft and plan to get wet for some fun
Went last summer. Trail was pretty easy to work with although we had a little trouble finding it when we tried to drive in originally. The trail is located past all the camp sites and areas over by the lake. There were some stairs down that were wet, but the water was flowing really well and the waterfall was beautiful. Bunch of people would come through and go swimming so had to wait a bit to take my pictures, but it wasn't too bad. We came in right as a big group was leaving so just had to deal with the random people that would wander in and ignore the fact that I was trying to get pictures as they stood right in front of me. Very pretty place.
Do NOT go up the dirt/gravel road (Parksville Rd /Benton Springs Rd) That's where the GPS took us the first time, and it's a poorly maintained gravel road with steep slopes and no guard rails, it is seriously dangerous. Even with 4 wheel drive I'd avoid it, as it is very narrow. There's a perfectly good normal road (Oswald Rd.) that will take you up to the top of the mountain, and it's very close by. I also recommend filling up on gas/supplies before you go up the mountain, as it takes a while to go back and forth.
That said, the trail itself is lovely. It's very easy, beautiful, and the falls at the end are really nice. It's a fairly busy trail. There's a lake at the top of the mountain and picnic tables, but I actually recommend going to Parksville lake at the bottom of the mountain if you're going to swim. It's cleaner, and has a stunning view of the mountains.
Easy Sunday afternoon hike
Nice easy trail.
Will be a great hike when there is more water! But it's not a difficult hike at all! Good hike to take a dog on!
Really short and easy. Mostly sand the whole way. The waterfall is pretty nonexistent right now. More a long walk then a hike.
Wonderful little trip. Very easy trail with a lovely waterfall to cap it off. This time of year there isn't much water.
Very pretty, east trail. The falls didn't have much water but it was still a nice quick walk.
Nice little trail. When the water isn't too high the waterfall is fun go climb up.
Boring trail, wonderful waterfall at the end.
Located within Cherokee National Forest in Chilhowee Recreation Area the Benton falls trail is Rated Moderate kid
friendley and marked with a blue blaze the trail is 3.2 mile round trip.crossing the earthwork dam which creates
McCamy Lake, then crossing into a nice shade of large hardwoods and pines Benton Falls is a 65'water fall that is
well worth the hike. I think its one of the nicest day hikes around the area. I just hiked the trail last week I have pics on my google + if you want to check them out.
Took the church youth group on this trail from our campground at Chilhowee. Everyone in our group really enjoyed the walk and the falls.
Nice afternoon hike. Falls are lovely.
Can get busy.