Conasauga Falls Trail is a 1.2 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Tellico Plains, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible from April until October.
Directions from Etowah: Travel east on Mecca Pike (Hwy. 310) to the junction of Hwy. 68 in Tellico Plains. Turn right and follow Hwy. 68 south for three miles. Turn right on old Hwy. 68 and travel 1.1 miles to FDR #341. Follow #341 for 1.3 miles to FDR #341A and continue on this road for 0.6 miles to the trailhead on the left.
Really liked this hike, it seems to be one no one knows about. Fairly easy, but all up hill on the way out! Nice swimming hole on your way down
Gorgeous winter hike with ice covered rock formations.
One of my favs
peaceful. the trail is easy on the way down and a great cardio exercise on the way back up. the falls are beautiful. easy to get to.
Loved the trail. Road coming in to the trail head is not in best shape but with enough clearance, you will be fine. Definitely one of the most beautiful falls I have been to.
I loved this trail. the waterfall was gorgeous. the trail is an easy walk down but pretty difficult going up. dog friendly. no wheelchairs. watch out for yellow jackets on the trail. we got stung first time there. driving there you will need 4x4 or a jeep. it's gravel with lots of potholes. when the trail splits, don't look at gps, just go right. googlemaps.com is confused and took us wrong way. once you turn, there isn't anywhere to turn around and it's kinda creepy lol. I will definitely return. well worth it!
Loved it! Not a bad hike for anyone.
Pretty falls not o bad a walk
**Take an SUV or 4x4 if you can!!** Like another reviewer said, it's a tough drive in a sedan. Other than that, one of the more scenic waterfalls in the area.
A fun hike to a very pretty falls. The hike in is all downhill so is fairly easy, but the hike out will be more taxing. A few places you have to climb over some tree roots so careful footing is necessary. The roads are fairly rough and in one section seemed washed out, so it is a slow drive (at least for a sedan). Recommended!
This trail was easy to find off the main road. Once off the main road you are already out in the woods. Except for one house in the beginning the road is totally deserted. The parking is extremely limited. Very easy walk going down to the falls. The falls were very nice and not crowded at all. Hike back was all up hill. Somewhat challenging on the return. I thought it was a nice length for a day hike. Would recommend and return!
For getting away from it all without having to go far at all it is by far my favorite day hike area. Not to mention some of the most beautiful shallow falls I've seen
Great trail - pretty easy going downhill but a little strenuous hiking back out since it is uphill all the way. As you near (what I think is) the bottom third of the trail you have a series of about four switchbacks. These are fun if your out with a group and some of your party is on the same trail but standing straight up the hillside from you. Very nice and peaceful at the falls (someone said there is a set of three, but we only went to the first fall we encountered and just enjoyed the view there before starting our ascent out.) I will say we were very grateful for some nice cool November breezes that helped cool us off as we hiked uphill, because even for late November we got extra warm on the uphill portion. But the hike and the falls were well worth it!
I did not hike the entire trail as we had had a night/morning of heavy rains. It was still impressive and I'm looking forward to doing it again under drier conditions.
Several sections require crossing rocks that are slimy - so wear shoes with good treads. If it's been raining, you're probably going to get your feet a little wet. (Despite heavy rain, we're talking only about 2inches) Lots of roots. You weave from dirt path that is rooty to walking along rocks, sort of hugging the rocks along water. (It's not as treacherous as it sounds)
Trekking poles are highly recommended. The rope to the lower falls is down (as of today) but a 'local' who took me on the trail said he's coming back shortly to replace the rope. There are swimming pools & rope swings further along... (Not ideal in February!)
More details, pics and gpx on my blog
Gorgeous set of falls - there are three. The drive along the mountain can get hairy if meeting other cars. The trail descends almost the entire way so the hike back up may require more time. It might be hard on the knees for some people.