Scenic Spur Trail

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Scenic Spur Trail is a 3.9 mile out and back trail located near Parksville, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and mountain biking and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail.

3.9 miles 557 feet Out & Back

dog friendly

hiking

mountain biking

river

waterfall

Parking at trailhead

3 months ago

Completed on Monday Aug 29, 2016.
Easy, short distance, good for dogs even on a hot day because of the creek crossings along the trail and ponds at the end! Even with low water, the falls were beautiful. Even larger cascades above the falls, gotta do some scrambling to get up there though. Can't wait to go back when the water is higher! Also, super easy road access to the trailhead so that's a plus. Definitely recommend this trip for anyone looking for a quick trip to a scenic spot

4 months ago

Great for dogs off leash and a neat little swimming hole. Not too deep but refreshing. Trail was very easy and shady the whole way. It wasn't very crowded and to the waterfall and back is 3.4 miles

hiking
5 months ago

Easy hike there and back. Level for the first mile, then finally starts getting a little steep. Very easy hike for anyone of all experience levels. Beautiful falls. Very quiet.

hiking
5 months ago

Nice trail. We saw salamanders and a red newt (not sure of the name). Rocks are very slippery!!!! Waterfall are very pretty.

6 months ago

definitely not near Unicoi, close to chattanooga

6 months ago

had a nice day, falls were worth the hike. a little treacherous near the falls though. there are actually 3 sets of falls to see very pretty.

hiking
4 years ago

This trail is not located in Unicoi, Tn. The directions that are posted are wrong. This Trail is located around Chattanooga, Tn

hiking
4 years ago

Nice moderate trail that is mostly flat...just a couple of .10 to .20 mile ascends. It was completely shaded. Couple of creek crossings.....read in other places they can be deep but it wasn't the day we hiked it and there are plenty of stepping stones. Rock gorge formations are amazing and waterfall is beautiful. Swam in pool at the base of waterfall until we noticed a baby moccasin swimming around too! The total hiking distance of this trail out to falls and back to the trailhead is 3.4 miles.