Rock Island State Park Campground is a 2.1 mile loop trail located near Rock Island, TN and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and camping and is accessible year-round.
Breathtaking falls (though they don't occur naturally). Lovely surroundings and trails add to the experience.
Easy but beautiful.
Absolutely breath taking views. trails were well maintained. tons of really cool plants and insects to see along the hike. not terribly strenuous but definitely will get the heart rate up. would have loved to be able to find how to get to the other side with the falls. but still beautiful view from across the river.
One of the best places I've ever got the chance to explore.
Very family friendly. Camp Tent sites clean and close together. Great trails, waterfalls. Swimming holes and places to kayak or boat.
Walked the overlook trail which is a terrible overlook with my 2 and 3 yo. It's just a short distance from the parking lot. Then we walked the blue hole trail. The main trail in front of the twin falls is also good for small children. There is also some things to see at the great falls parking area.
We hiked the Collins loop which was super long but beautiful except all the spiders! Then we travelled the upstream trail to swim a while. Fairly easy hike but well worth it!
The trails and park are beautiful! However, found the trail marking was not as consistent as we would have thought, especially on the Blue Hole trail. Blue Hole is also treacherous with lots of slick spots and rock climbing.
It was great we hiked a few trails...old mill trail which was worth the trip down to the rocks although seemed pretty dangerous with all the slick rocks. Very beautiful. Also hiked blue hole and the downstream of twin falls. Be prepared to walk on and around rocks use hiking shoes and good tennis shoes (no flip flops) on these trails, bring water to drink because it will make you sweat hiking down those rocks and many steep steps to climb!
We spent an afternoon playing in the water here. We parked at a small lot off Great Falls Road and walked down to the river. We had three adults, a child, and 2 toddlers. The little ones made it down the first flight of stairs, but then needed to be carried. The water from the falls runs over the stairs in many places and some of it was slick. There was a waterfall on our way down. Once we got to the bottom, there was a good bit of rock crawling to find a good spot to set up. We spent several hours splashing around in the water and everybody enjoyed themselves immensely. One thing to take note of: the current. While it was noticeable but manageable in most places, there were several places where the current was VERY strong, so do be cautious with the little ones or weaker swimmers. We are already planning our next trip.
we camped here for 3 nights, spent one day hiking on some of the trails, we started with the Old Mill Trail, it was down some steep steps with water running down them. when you reach the base is like another world! still under the tree cover it's cool and misty. once it from under tho and you start walking on the rocks! HOT HOT HOT! the cascades leading down to a swimming hole are beautiful. the word cold doesn't even begin to describe the water! we drove around to powerhouse Rd after that, walked down from the parking lot and across tons of boulders to the edge of the great Falls, they were incredible! coming out of the middle of the cliff wall. we them hiked the Upstream Trail and it took us back to that swimming hole. it was a fairly easy hike, until you're at the end and you have to climb down to the bottom. we then hiked part of the downstream trail. but we were hot and tired and ready get back to camp so we didn't finish that one. we now have to go back and hike all the ones we didn't get too
Beautiful park! Downstream trail is moderate- allows you to see little falls and twin falls. Upstream trail will take your to the greater falls where many people swim- is slick and rocky... and you WILL get wet, so dress accordingly and have fun!