Stinging Fork Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Spring City, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is best used from March until October.
This pretty trail is short, fast and steep down to the creek. It is beautiful down at the bottom by the falls. The rock-strewn path becomes heavily shaded by the forest. The more you descend during this short hike, green moss starts taking up residence over the small boulder fields that become the path. Closer to the creek, you'll catch a glimpse of one of the smaller falls and, around spring, you may also see lots of mountain laurels in bloom. At the base of the creek is Stinging Falls, one of the many lovely spots for waterfalls in Tennessee. The cove is quiet and very serene. The water from the falls tumbled into a swimming hole that was equal parts clear, blue and green.
The water was flowing strong today, making the falls a sight to see. Taking the fork to the right leads to a fun path down to the falls. The ice made the steps a little tricky, but the trail is very short. If you take a left at the fork, it leads to an overlook. Right now the overlook offers a view of the creek that normally can't be seen because of the leaves. I always enjoy stinging fork!
Great quiet, tranquil Monday afternoon hike. Stairs are a bit tricky but falls are worth effort. Overall walk is short with easy terrain
great and long... wasn't expecting it to be a boulder and rock trail but none the less it was a great hike and Good workout to see an amazing waterfall, creek, and scenery... i highly recommend this trail... Do take plenty of water and massive a snack with you
Falls not flowing very good right now . we'll marked trail. right fork to the falls is very rocky. still had a good time
Have went twice. First time it was missing some trail markers and we got confused. Second time all new markers and we had a great time.
had a great experience!
Foliage had fallen off by now, late October but from the Overlook on the left we still could not see the falls. Taking the right branch and a steep decline we were able to go to the bottom of the falls. It was well worth the hike down and the view was spectacular. Lots of energy but it was well worth it
The overlook was too tree-filled to actually see anything. Since we hiked in July, it might be a better view with fewer leaves on the trees.
The descent to the falls themselves was more strenuous than we anticipated, but it was worth the effort. Due to recent heavy rainfall, there was a good flow of water and lots of groundwater seeping and dripping down the rock walls that my kids loved. The cold water of the river felt great on weary feet and legs and was quite refreshing. It was hard to believe we were just outside of Spring City! Very nice but be prepared for a steep descent/ascent near the falls/river.