Falls Branch Trail

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Falls Branch Trail ist ein 2.2 Meilen langer, moderat besuchter Hin- und Rückweg in der Nähe von Tellico Plains, Tennessee. Er führt durch schönen Wald, vorbei an herrlichen Aussichtspunkten und es gibt einen Wasserfall. Aufgrund der Steigung und Distanz ist die Strecke als moderat einzustufen. Hier kann hervorragend gewandert werden. Die Route ist das ganze Jahr über zugänglich. Hunde sind erlaubt, müssen allerdings an der Leine gehalten werden.

Entfernung: 2.2 miles Höhenunterschied: 515 feet Routentyp: Hin & zurück

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Wandern

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Wasserfall

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steinig

wandern
17 days ago

This is a very enjoyable trail. It’s only a little more than a mile in with a nice payoff at the end: a 90 ft waterfall, quite beautiful. The last half mile is much steeper than the first part, but it’s still doable for moderate hikers. This was the longest hike yet for my 10-year-old and he felt great!

wandern
schlammig
scrambling
sturmholz
17 days ago

Fun and quick little trail to a beautiful waterfall. We hiked it after a big storm came through the night prior, so there was a lot of mud and trees down along the trail. The first part of the trail was easy. There’s a lot of slick rock and roots as you head down the final drop to the falls. Pretty easy on the way back up. The climbs are gradual, but the last part is a bit of a scramble.

wandern
1 month ago

Well worth the hike to see this 70-foot waterfall! The trailhead is located on the left-corner of the parking area, and you'll want to stay left at the first "T" in the trail. Note that there is a steep, somewhat rocky section near the end of the trail, which, when covered with leaves in autumn, can be slippery. Speaking with Park Rangers, this section is scheduled to be reworked in the near future, to reduce the slope. For those interested in hiking during the spring, the entire area is covered with rhododendron plants. Also, there is a convenient picnic area nearby along the scenic Cherohala Skyway.

wandern
2 months ago

This is one of my favorite trails. My wife and hiked it nearly twenty years ago. I went today on a cool fall morning. Great trail and great hidden gem of a waterfall!

wandern
3 months ago

Tips: 1) from Tellico Plains, heading east on 165 to this trail, look for signs for Bald River Falls. Take the road on right and travel 6 miles. Falls can be seen from car and well worth it. Turn around at Falls and take first road on right (sharp turn,) and it will put you back on Hwy 165. Turn right. Well worth small detour on way to trail! 2). Off of 165, look for small parking lot on left that says Rattlesnake Rock. Park and the trailhead starts on far left. 3) we saw Fresh bear dung on trail! Be careful:-) 4) wear long pants and keep dogs out of bushes unless you want to be picking stick-tights out for days. Ask me how I know!! 5) If you are out of shape like me, pack your inhaler!! The first part of trail is easy. The second half is downhill, which about killed me coming out. Husband had NO problem. Dogs had a ball! Some roots, some rock hopping. There was one part very steep where I had to sit on my bum to climb down. 6) You will come to a creek and have to rock hop. Do this and the trail picks back up! The trail will take you to the very base of the waterfall.

wandern
steinig
4 months ago

I loved this trail. I’ve lived most of my life in Tellico Plains but had never been to this trail/waterfall until 2days ago. Only met one other person on the trail. Several neat nature pics.

wandern
steinig
4 months ago

For being a beginner that just moved from Florida and having done a few easy hikes, I figured it was time to do a moderate hike. I took my 4 year old Border Collie with me who is just as a beginner as myself. Like past reviews state, the end gets very rocky and rutty. Definitely bring a pole with you. The fall was nice to see at the end even with how much overgrowth there was around obstructing the view fully. We’ll definitely be back again.

aufgezeichnet Recording - Sep 06, 04:53 PM

wandern
4 months ago

great faterfall is worth this butiful easy hike. the actual length 2.5-2.8 miles.

wandern
4 months ago

Stunning waterfall!!

wandern
5 months ago

Shoutout to the person who carved waterfall in the sign! Saved us a little confusion. So far this has been my favorite hike. Easy in til you get to the creek and challenging to get to the falls but WELL worth it. We got under the waterfall, which was freezing cold, and hung out for a while. It can be a little confusing because it’s not marked but trafficked enough to see where the trail goes.

wandern
schlammig
steinig
5 months ago

Park at Rattlesnake West pull off. There doesn't seem to be an actual Falls Branch Rd, and there is no signage indicating anything about Falls Branch. Trail is nice and quite easy for most of it. As others have said, the last appx third is rocky, slick and steep. What a gorgeous waterfall at the end! There were still lots of wildflowers in bloom today, even a lone rhododendron.

wandern
schlammig
steinig
7 months ago

The falls were really lovely and well worth the hike, but the last third, both in and out, were steep, rocky, root-y, and muddy in places. It’s mostly an easy hike, but that section will get your heart pumping. It was a nice way to spend a couple hours.

wandern
7 months ago

This trail the first 2/3 was so easy. Then you start onto a creek bed with uneven rocks and then climbing straight up holding onto tree branches and trunks to reach the falls. It was definitely a workout with a toddler. But my favorite fall I saw during my Cherokee forest week of hiking. If you’re in the area do this. But please wear good hiking boots and bring a hiking stick!

wandern
7 months ago

great little jaunt with a lovely waterfall to explore around the trail’s end. nearing the falls, the trail become a little tricky for your footing, so maybe bring along hiking poles for extra stability. this is a great hike for both kids and adults alike.

wandern
7 months ago

Great hike, challenging, rocky and steep in some parts but at the end is a waterfall, awesome!

wandern
8 months ago

The trailhead is actually at West Rattlesnake between mile 22 and 23 on BRP, coming from the south. It's not called Falls Branch trail, and the sign at the trailhead has no name or trail map.As you walk down the trail, you reach a junction, and luckily, someone carved "waterfall" into the sign with an arrow pointing to the left. That is correct. When we went in late April, half the time we were walking on rocks through shallow streams of water or mud that was the trail. It's definitely a moderate trail, given the irregular footing and steps, but it was fun and the waterfall was gorgeous. The trail must be absolutely stunning when all the rhododendrons are in bloom - they are everywhere!

wandern
9 months ago

Good hike with really nice waterfall! Enjoyed this.

wandern
sturmholz
9 months ago

wandern
sturmholz
9 months ago

Really enjoyed this trail. Great hike in and out. The falls are awesome!!! Well worth the hike. Also found our first geocache hide on this trail.

wandern
schlammig
steinig
sturmholz
9 months ago

Easy in, and easy back out.

9 months ago

Huge waterfall! Can get up right under it just be careful it's slippery. Magical

wandern
schlammig
steinig
sturmholz
10 months ago

Lots of blowdown on the trail, but still passable. Last half of the trail is very muddy and wet. Steep climb down to and back out from the waterfall. Overall a fun trail.

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