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This very easy trail was a pleasure, just a stroll really. There is a beautiful drive to get to the trail head. The facilities include a rest room and picnic area. The out and back walk is a little uneven with roots and rocks, so be a little extra careful in the fall when the path is covered with leaves. The last section down to the falls is a tad tricky but so worth it.

Beautiful, easy hike to the falls. Great setting with easy, safe photo opportunities. This trail was active with many groups of hikers of all ages. We started our day with 3 Forks Trail Loop across the trail head and then ended with this hike to the falls. We are glad we made the extra effort to see the falls. Also appreciated that the loop we did first was quieter and less traveled. The two hikes together give the best of both worlds if you are fit enough to hike 7+miles in a day.

This trail it's self is nothing to talk about, but the falls are decent.

Perfect time of year to hike this trail! Beautiful colors and scenery. Recommend stopping mid-way and taking the steep little trek to the smaller falls before the larger falls . . . both are amazing!

Beautiful scenery.

very busy trail, not particularly my favorite. it is short enough and worth seeing one time. Good for kids.

hiking
14 days ago

Loved this trail!! I would say it’s an easy hike with sections of moderate. Mostly a steady grade except as you first leave the falls area! I traveled from the Cleveland area, GPS directed a different route going the falls than when I left. Take Hwy 64 route to access pull off areas with fantastic views.

Great trail!

hiking
15 days ago

Great hike

20 days ago

Great trail with many families along the way. Just be aware that their road getting to the trail is a bit one-way, so if you have a larger vehicle you may need to pull over at times for oncoming traffic

hiking
20 days ago

Easy, flat, wide trail to a beautiful waterfall that is worth the trip. Just some rock steps to get down to the falls at the end. Great for families and very heavily trafficked, so expect the trail to be crowded with rambunctious children and dogs. Looking for a quieter experience? The Chilhowee trail system has multiple routes that will get you to the falls, so if you are an experienced hiker looking for a quieter journey, take one of the longer, more challenging routes, like Slick Rock or Clemmer.

Great family trail, our 10 and 12 year old girls loved it.

trail to Jack's River falls. multiple creek fords. don't lose the trail! camping is allowed about a mile past the falls you have to Ford the river. great trail. will come back in summer

hiking
1 month ago

Nice hike to attractive 65 foot waterfall. Marked with blue i-shaped paint blazes. Mostly flat and easy on wide trail until you reach the stone steps down to the base of the falls at the very end. Go after a good rain for best waterfall viewing. Overall, best short hike at Chilhowee Recreation Area.

A great easy walk. There was enough water over the falls to make it beautiful.

hiking
1 month ago

Great quick and easy. Plenty of kids and seniors hiking it no problem. Pretty waterfall, definitely not huge but a great family hike.

beautiful trail for a short hiking

Lovely trail.

backpacking
1 month ago

This trail IS currently open - though trails around it are not. HOWEVER the road as of 09/30/2018 is impassable due to a large fallen tree about 2.2 miles away from the trailhead.

hiking
1 month ago

We hiked Beech Bottom Trail on 9/23/2018 and did not see any signs saying it was closed. We did see a sign that told of other trail closures, but not Beech Bottom Trail. I also called the Rangers office a few days before our hike and they said Beech Bottom Trail officially reopens Saturday 9/22/2018.

There were still several downed trees, but nothing was impassable. I love hiking, but I am a day hiker and not a backpack hiker. My plan on every hike is to find the waterfall or overlook and return to my car and my bed the same day. I found the Beech Bottom Trail slightly worrisome because of the lack of trail blaze. Several times we were troubled on which way the trail was going as it either disappeared or split... particularly when it intersects with Jack's River Trail. There were no signs indicating which way to go to find the waterfall (GO RIGHT by the way).

Once we found the falls, the only way to the base was along a steep side trail that was highly questionable in terms of safety. So we stayed low and grabbed shrubs branches on the way down just in case we slipped. Jack's River Fall was a glorious sight to see and it spoke with a thunderous roar.

The storm other reviews have spoken about must have been a tornado, because the hillside above the falls seemed to be devoid of trees. The ones still barely standing were completely stripped of their leaves and limbs.

The waterfall is worth the hike no matter which trail you take but be forewarned: If you are a day hiker like me, Beech Bottom Trail is not a scenic stroll and the drive to the parking area is LONG! Overall the hike took about 2 hours each way.

Great, easy hike along a creek with a Falls. Good spot to camp for a night on the Appalachian Trail from Springer Mountain.

Not sure where the poster was at who said Jack's River trail was closed but my wife and I just went up Labor Day weekend. No signs at Dally Gap saying it was closed we hiked in 19 river crossing before setting up camp. yes the storms have drastically altered the trail. Between river crossings 2 and 3 is the most difficult. But after that it got a little easier. I always bring my machete since trails like this change all the time. the next day we made our usual light pack to go the rest way to the falls. unfortunately the trial was too obliterated and I just didnt feel like hacking through it. hopefully they get the crew out soon to do some clean up. even with out the falls it's always great camping trip.

It’s a pretty easy hike. Beautiful, but lots of hidden roots and rocks from erosion popping up. It’s easy to twist an ankle or trip. Just look down as you go.

Good quick hike with pretty waterfall. Too many tourists but still nice. Would come back to do Weaver Creek crossing which is about over 5 miles

hiking
2 months ago

Great hike to take family and friends. Easy, short, and very photogenic falls at the end. You can actually walk into the base of the falls to sit and stand while they wash over you.

hiking
2 months ago

As of 9/2/18 the Beech Bottom trail is CLOSED due to storm damage. So if you do decide to make the trip be prepared to hike at your own risk, there are rangers in the area. That said, people are still hiking this trail so here is a little info on the storm damage. The main trail to the river is cleared but the river side trails are littered with major dead fall (full trees) but have work arounds forged by others it you look for them.

As of 9/2/18 the Jacks River Trail is CLOSED due to storm damage. It's an amazing trail and hopefully they will open again soon but as of now, hike at your own risk. There are a lot of rangers in the area. If you do brave it, there is some serious dead fall (full tree piles) on the river side trails you will have to forge around. It's closed for a reason, so be prepared. Beech Bottom to the falls is also closed but see my review there for more info.

hiking
2 months ago

hiking
2 months ago

Beautiful trail! I was able to hike it with my mom who’s 63.

One of my favorite trails to hike. Pretty easy and the waterfall is beautiful. The 5 mile dirt road to it is amazing as well. Love the view!

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