Stinging Fork Falls Trail

MODERATE 25 reviews

Stinging Fork Falls Trail is a 1.7 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Spring City, TN that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible from March until October.

1.7 miles 499 feet Out & Back

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

3 months ago

3 months ago

Great quiet, tranquil Monday afternoon hike. Stairs are a bit tricky but falls are worth effort. Overall walk is short with easy terrain

4 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

Falls not flowing very good right now . we'll marked trail. right fork to the falls is very rocky. still had a good time

6 months ago

meh

hiking
6 months ago

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.

hiking
6 months ago

hiking
8 months ago

had a great experience!

hiking
1 year ago

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

hiking
1 year ago

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.

hiking
1 year ago

This pretty trail is short, fast and steep down to the creek. It is beautiful down at the bottom by the falls. This is a great workout trail as it takes about an hour down and back moving quickly. I always do my main hiking across the street on the Piney River Trail though.

hiking
2 years ago

The overlook, at this time, was slightly overgrown and the view was minimal. The two days of rain prior to my hike made the falls beautiful. It also made the leaf covered trail to the falls a little slick, but was well worth the trip.

hiking
2 years ago

Easy trail that is well marked. Decent falls at the end.. I went during low water so spring would be better option or after a period of wet weather.

hiking
2 years ago

Beautiful day and easy stroll through the woods to the steep descent to the rushing river and falls. The kids (ages 6 - 15) did well on the trip, even the dog. The trail was narrow and steep at times while we zig zagged down to the river. The scenery was peaceful and loved the sound of rushing water. Daughter, who was ho hum about the trip to begin with exclaimed a couple of times that we have to come back in the summer to go swimming in the pools.

hiking
2 years ago

Have hiked this trail a couple of times, it is a great hike mostly descending down all the way in with switch backs. Off to the left of the trail going in is indian head point short little hike and beautiful view.

hiking
2 years ago

This is a short and relatively easy hike with a great waterfall at the end and if done during the summer a good swimming hole.

hiking
3 years ago

Hiked this trail Sunday. It was a great short hike. The fall was beautiful! Will hike this again with family, plan to make a day out of swimming and enjoying a picnic!!

hiking
3 years ago

Really nice short hike. Several switchbacks on the descent to the falls, but I managed to carry my 2 year old along with me and my 4 year old was capable of making it with someone holding his hand. The falls were really nice, especially after all the rain we've had lately.

hiking
4 years ago

Probably my favorite short hike. Trail is flat, in pines, until the descent into the gorge.....which is moderately steep and rocky. The reward "Stinging Fork Falls" is picturesque. Great plce to relax with your thoughts. This is the best blazed trail on the CT.....so far. Double blazes at every switchback helps to easily navigate the boulders.

hiking
4 years ago

The descent down to the waterfall is when the scenery started taking a substantial turn for the better. 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, youll catch a glimpse of one of the smaller falls, about this time we also started seeing 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 day we were there, there was only a trickle streaming down over the falls but that didnt make it any less scenic. The cove was quiet and very serene. The little bit of water from the falls tumbled into a swimming hole that was equal parts clear, blue and green. No doubt the serenity of this spot changes dramatically after a rain storm, but the day we were there it was pretty much perfect for taking a dip in the cool, calm waters.


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