Fall Creek Trail is a 2.2 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Spencer, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, camping, birding, and fishing and is accessible from March until October. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.
dogs on leash
one of the best waterfalls in the southeast
I only did the first falls of this trail. It was very steep and very busy. It was hard to stop and catch your breath because of all the people behind you.
The falls were beautiful but a huge rock fell from the top into the water below. After that most of the people left.
I probably will not go back because I think there are better falls in the area that aren't as busy.
Hiking up to the top is the easy part . That is good for fall or cool weather when the leaves have fallen so you can see the landscape better .
The water may be high and the water may be lo depends on the rain which will gage how full the gorge is. Lo end waist deep on an adult male . And Very cold ( July)
Mother Nature is the boss!
However , the hike to the bottom is a bit harder it requires climbing over rocks not just steps. A bit more difficulty for kids and short legged ppl. I would not take little ones on this hike unless you are willing to carrie them . There are lots of rails to hold on to. But at some points I still needed all four to climb and make my way . It is not a long trip from the over look about 900 steps on my Apple Watch, ranger said .4 mil but very steep . Nonetheless worth every step !
BTW Parents cell service even at the bottom of the gorge.
Nice hike with dramatic views. I'd like to see the falls when it wasn't so dry, but wet footholds would've been tricky. The CCC had worked hard to incorporate rock steps and stairways, but there were many deep steps for a short-legged person. Not real crowded, but quite a few obnoxious hikers on this day.
Fun but hard in places
Good hike. Best enjoyed after there's been rain otherwise the falls can be slim and dull.
Shading trail but a little rocky for good footing.
Hike down to the waterfalls was nice, the waterfall itself was nice. The most amazing and dangerous thing was that they raised up the flood gates and the waterfall started flowing 6 time faster and larger. Nice place to relax
Lots of ups and downs. Both natural steps and man-made steps. Take water and good hiking boots/shoes. Gorgeous and peaceful woods plus breathtaking falls, which are popular for swimming.
Trail was semi difficult but very fun since it was mostly rocks. The view at the end is worth it.
Very nice trail and great view of falls but very crowded on weekends.
Absolutely breathtaking! One of my favorite trails.