Maddron Bald and Hen Wallow Falls Loop Trail

HARD 13 reviews

Maddron Bald and Hen Wallow Falls Loop Trail is a 17.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Cosby, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is only recommended for very experienced adventurers. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Horses are also able to use this trail.

17.7 miles 4419 feet Loop

kid friendly





mountain biking

nature trips

trail running


horseback riding




wild flowers




no dogs

5 months ago

6 months ago

We only hiked to Hen Wallows Falls. Short hike (4.2 miles round trip), pretty easy. What I loved most about it was there was only a few people out there. We had lunch at the falls by ourselves! There was a notice about increase in bear activity at the start of the trail (probably due to the campground nearby) but we didn't see any.

6 months ago

only did Hen Wallow falls part because I have small children and for the youngest it was a bit of a challenge. Great hike

7 months ago

I have only hiked the Hen Wallow Falls part of this trail. The falls are nice.

8 months ago

Falls were running pretty good after recent rains. Ate lunch at base of falls. Pretty cool. Decent hike. Challenging but worth it. Bring bug spray.

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1 year ago

Good hike as part of loop. Falls were so so seen better but still good to get off my bucket list. Some falls further along trail were better so just keep going

2 years ago

Great morning hike. The sun had just risen above the east mountainside leaving us with a spectacular sun rays on the water fall. Kids loved playing at base of falls. Perfect way to cool off before hiking back to picnic area. Family friendly hike. Lots of rocks and roots to make it technical. Plenty of incline outbound.

3 years ago

Gradual climb to waterfall; last .5m miles grade increases in steepness. Trail crosses several bridges; mountain views are minimal due to tree line obstruction. Moderate hike overall for those with conditioning. 3 hours roundtrip with several breaks, including a long lunch break at the waterfall.

4 years ago

From Cosby Campground to Hen Wallow Falls is only 2.2 miles, but it's almost all climbing. It took us nearly 3 hours to do a round trip to the falls.

5 years ago

This trail is one of my favorite day hikes. All the different seasons offer great hiking. The falls at the top is actually a cascade, not a true waterfall but great just the same. The trails itself crosses the creek several times with well maintained bridges, and lots of little places to get off the trail and chill by the creek.