Coker Creek Falls Trail is a 4.7 mile out and back trail located near Reliance, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round.
Directions from Etowah: From the Hiwassee District Office, turn right onto Mecca Pike (Hwy. 310) and proceed east 13.8 miles to Hwy. 68 in Tellico Plains. Turn right and proceed south 13.3 miles to an intersection just past Ironsburg Methodist Church. urn right and go 0.8 miles. Turn left at the cemetery and travel 0.6 miles to the intersection of the paved and gravel roads. Bear right on the paved road (Duckett Ridge Road) and proceed 3.9 miles (paved road become gravel road) to the intersection of Duckett Ridge Road and Loss Creek Road. Bear to the left and go 1.6 miles to the trailhead and parking area. Ample parking is available.
Went in extreme drought and at end of fall. loads of leaves make the very narrow path slick and tricky in many spots but still beautiful.
The water fall is beautiful, but getting to to the trail is a little confusing. We did not end up going to the end of the trail. The trail has a lot of ups and downs and pretty rocky. I suggest going on it when temperatures aren't in the 90s.
Good trail with quite a few ups and downs. Getting down to the parking area at the south side of the trail does require a 4X4. If you park at the falls and hike the road is much better. We ended up doing a one-way hike on this as we had a vehicle at both ends.
First hike of 2015 - enjoyed with a good friend. Hiked to Hiwassee overlook.
Nice hike, beautiful area. Much of this hike is right along Coker Creek and the trail itself, while moderate in intensity is very narrow much of the way, and has a long, steep drop off on the creek side. I would not recommend this hike for younger children for this reason. The falls are beautiful, with about 7 long cascades, and there are areas you can wade in to cool off.