Glen Falls Trail

EASY 44 reviews

Glen Falls Trail is a 2.1 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Chattanooga, TN that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round.

2.1 miles 585 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Awesome short hike with lots to see! When you get to the bridge, you're about half way there. Go about 50' further and take the stone stairs to your right. You will pass through a stone door in the rock. Coming out of the rock you will be overlooking the bridge. Continue along side the creek for about another 1/4 mile. You will pass several small cascades (when it's recently rained) and the path will meander from the forest beside the creek down into the stones and sand of the creek. Keep going until you find the cascade that is about 50 yards from Ochs Road (you will see and hear cars through the trees). There are some old white blazes for the main trail and blue blazes for the trail from the stone stairs and stone door to the cascade. Happy hiking!

hiking
9 days ago

Nicely maintained trails.

29 days ago

I love both, Glen Falls in Chattanooga...and Glen Falls, North Carolina...but please note that the main pic you're showing on this listing is Glen Falls, NC...not the one in Chattanooga.

hiking
1 month ago

One of our favorite hikes. It was about 1.5 miles in and back out with lots of adventure points. There is a small walk through cave, water and several fun lookout spots. We really enjoyed this hike and so did the kids and dog. The waterfall had mostly dried up so we look forward to going back during the rainy season.

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous!

1 month ago

Beautiful trail and perfect for a short afternoon outing. The drought had the falls dried up but there was still enough water for the dogs to cool off.

hiking
2 months ago

Great trail with beautiful rock formations! Great for kids and dogs. Not much water at the waterfall right now because of the drought but still beautiful scenery.

3 months ago

This trail is very serene and a quick hike. Just after the first water fall there is a stone staircase that walks up to a mini rock tunnel/cave you can walk through which was definitely cool to see.

hiking
3 months ago

Trail was pretty, though the waterfall wasn't very plentiful this late in the summer.

I did want to bring awareness to the trailhead parking situation. My friend and I went in the middle of the day, and were gone about an hour. When we returned to the car, it had been broken into (window shattered and diaper bag stolen). So, please be careful to conceal your belongings when hiking this trail!

3 months ago

hiking
5 months ago

My dog and I loved this trail, but there wasn't really a waterfall. Just in the 2 days between going the first time and going back the little bit of water had decreased drastically. It's still beautiful, though, and will be even better to see when it cools off some.

hiking
5 months ago

There was no waterfall

hiking
5 months ago

The hike was good. Parking was a bit tricky as you need to park on a viewing ledge off the road. Not much room.

hiking
6 months ago

Awesome short hike with lots to see! When you get to the bridge, you're about half way there. Go about 50' further and take the stone stairs to your right. You will pass through a stone door in the rock. Coming out of the rock you will be overlooking the bridge. Continue along side the creek for about another 1/4 mile. You will pass several small cascades (when it's recently rained) and the path will meander from the forest beside the creek down into the stones and sand of the creek. Keep going until you find the cascade that is about 50 yards from Ochs Road (you will see and hear cars through the trees). There are some old white blazes for the main trail and blue blazes for the trail from the stone stairs and stone door to the cascade. Happy hiking!

6 months ago

Very nice hike.. Beautiful falls

6 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

hiking
7 months ago

This trail was pretty but hard to find. The path was easy to follow but did not have markers.

hiking
7 months ago

Very nice hike. I love the falls and the views are great!