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2 days ago

Great hike, found a trail that brought us down to the lake! Beautiful!

Absolutely amazing hike. I went counter clockwise at the trail entrance and did the stairs first down to the waterfall and was happy someone suggested this. I was glad I took my trekking pole to assist me on the slippery rocks when walking in the water and climbing up into the waterfall. Wear waterproof shoes and bring extra socks! I picnicked up right next to the waterfall, it was beautiful. Be sure to follow the white paint on the trees to stay on the trail to the waterfall, anything with two colors together; means it’s a joining trail and not necessarily headed towards the waterfall.

Good hike in big city. Lots of traffic. Fun times. Recommend to all hikers. Good trail run also.

What a sweet spot! Amazing lake views and so many trails you can choose from. Dogs aren’t allowed on the trial but they are allowed on Otter Road which is just as beautiful. :) Perfect for an afternoon walk.

Great short hike! You do have to cross water at times, so wear water proof shoes or bring extra socks!

Easy to get to, well maintained and nice variation in the terrain. Twice through makes for a great workout, whether running or hiking. Hiking usually takes about 1hr-1hr15m per loop.

10 days ago

We love all the options here! Paved, dirt, flat, mountain, long, short, etc.

17 days ago

Had an amazing time hiking the machine trail. it was absolutely beautiful, we will be headed back soon.

27 days ago

First time to hike this trail. Carried our 6 year old grandson and had a blast. Falls were beautiful after all the rain. Made some great photos
and even better memories.

Although parking is at a premium, if you’re a bird watcher, it’s worth it. Very pretty scenery, even I the winter. Love anyplace with a bit of history. I’m not a huge fan of paved paths, but something about this place where I didn’t mind. Could have been the company too.

The falls are beautiful!

super fun pretty and easy hike. had to cross over the river and some places to stay on the trail because it was so high but that made the hike even better!

Very good hike. Did this on a rainy day so there was really no one else around. Quiet and peaceful.

Well worth the short hike. The Falls are gorgeous. Make sure you pay attention and look for the sign on the side of the road or you will easily miss it. One of the prettiest Falls I've been too. And I have hiked several in east TN.

1 month ago

My "Go To" since I reside about 6 miles from the Deep Well Trailhead. Have hiked it since moving to Tennessee in the late 80's... Never gets old....

Beautiful scenery and waterfalls.
The trail is well maintained. I love the fact that they put in so many bridges, walkways and stairs with grippers on them so they're not slippery. I also love the fact that you can go to the top of the falls and look down and then go all the way down to the bottom of the falls. It's really not a hard hike just the hills get you coming back out.

Great hike to a beautiful waterfall!

1 month ago

Heavy traffic, overcrowded parking area

1 month ago

Update for 1/25/18: A group of us hike this trail fairly regularly and it makes for a great moderate day hike. But this particular trip, there was still a lot of water seeping out of the ground from the recent snow and we encountered a good bit of sticky mud. That made the hike much less enjoyable than normal. Would strongly recommend giving this trail another week for the trail to dry out.

Oh wow. Absolutely glorious

Kinda fun. Got my car broken into. Be careful

Great little trail!

One of my favorites. I have been many times. I do the trail down to Machine and then I go to the wildflower loop and take it to lower Busby falls which few people really get to see. Lots of dead-fall and trail finding but the payoff is awesome. You can come back the way you came or climb up on the right side making your way up to the bridge that is at the top of Busby. If you go that way it is steep and tricky in spots. It is especially tricky when you get to the large rock slab that is taking up a large chunk of the area you need to be. I climbed up the side and over the top of it. Just go slow and you should be fine.

We love this trail! Go visit during the winter and the waterfall freezes over creating a gorgeous scenic backdrop!

Love the trail even at one point it got spooky, there was an area that looked like the trees and grass either had died or got burnt, by other than that waterfall was also refreshing

Fun hike for the family!!! We did it with three little ones (4, 2, and 0).

I loved this trail!

A great little hike. A cool afternoon but wonderful to see the ice and the waterfall. This trail has been improved over the last few years. It is very well marked and two bridges providing easy access to the fall.

2 months ago

Its a nice trail and a nice peaceful walk through the woods, however thats all it is. No great views or falls or anything too scenic to see. Can get crowded. Good day hike near the city if youre not looking to travel too far

This hike is a must do if you’re in the area. The water fall is awesome to see up close. There’s a rock ledge on the right you can traverse that will keep your feet out of the water. The falls are well worth all the stairs going down. We chose to go back up them as well.

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