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My first hike in Tennessee! I wish that waterfall was little bit taller for round trip of 5.5 miles. enjoyed the hike, and beautiful waterfall

I found a couple spots of this trail to be a little more difficult than “beginner level.”
But it’s worth the climb out. Beautiful falls! And much of the hike is alongside a creek.
There were lots of folks on the trail when I went in late April. Pack your patience for the Cade’s Cove Koop on the weekend :)

Steady incline down on the way in makes for an increased difficulty on the way out. Not too bad even for inexperienced hikers, however the trail markers were tough to spot toward the end when the trail became less obvious. Following the sound of the waterfall proved more useful. A few spots where sure footing was not guaranteed.

Enough uphills and downhills to keep everyone happy. Make sure to check out the trees early on in the hike and you can see where the forest fire must have come through.

hiking
5 days ago

It was perfect for young kids and a puppy. Wide trails. No drops. They could play in several stops along the river and even at the fall.

3 up hills and 3 downhills going to the Falls and then back to the parking lot, Abrams Falls is well worth the walk. It is usually very crowded and you have to drive about half of the one way, Cades Cove Loop, to get to the trail head. I like the hike, but it isnt one I choose very often

hiking
11 days ago

This was an absolutely beautiful trail from start to end! If you are looking for a challenging, but not too strenuous 2-3 hour hike that includes a creekside view and sound for a majority of the hike, well-marked and maintained trails, beautiful wooded area, 2 spectacular waterfalls and a great place to play in the water (especially for kids and water dogs!) then this is a great pick! We were very grateful to have read prior posts about how to route around the construction on the bridge, as we would have had no idea how to get to this secluded treasure! It was in the middle of no where, but definitely worth the drive! We hiked to the top fall first, followed by the lower falls trail. There was no way of swimmimg in the water near the falls as it was to rugged, but some great spots to wade in alongside the creek! Great hidden gem!

hiking
11 days ago

Enjoyed the trail. Beautiful waterfall although I wish it was taller for a round trip of 5 miles just to go see it. Some members of my family found the trail to be a bit too challenging for them because of all the climbs and rocks along the trail. It is rated moderate and I would not recommend going on it if you’re looking for an easy trail. Liked that the trail goes along the river.

hiking
12 days ago

Beautiful waterfall and great for swimming on hot days. Can be very crowded on weekends, so I recommend going during a weekday if possible. I think its about a mile or so longer then the 5 miles listed. Saw a bear on the long winding road there (plan time for the drive). Good for all skill levels.

hiking
14 days ago

Always a nice hike. Go early if you want to beat the crowds.

hiking
16 days ago

A beautiful trail along a river that leads to the Falls.
So many butterflies. Saw a large snake. I felt like definitely more uphill coming back!

scenic driving
18 days ago

The coolest thing about this waterfall is you dont have to hike the trail IF you dont want to. There is a road that leads right up to the fall that goes right past it. It was November when we visited the fall so we opted to drive to it. The area is just beautiful and so is the falls!!

My family and I hiked this on a Tuesday in July. It was a fun hike and the waterfalls were beautiful. We got into the water at both falls and had loads of fun. The trail itself is mostly single track through woods and along the side of the river. Going down to the falls is mostly downhill, and the return loop has a stretch of uphill that requires some effort. Nothing too serious though. I highly recommend this hike.

We went twice first time say only 2 couples and 4 days later saterday saw at least 7 couples. We swam it it lots of fun. Did see a large snake. No other wildlife.

Absolutely beautiful place

hiking
26 days ago

A great family hike! Awesome views and the falls where a fantastic lunch spot!

hiking
28 days ago

We hiked this trail yesterday after torrential rains the night before. Lots of trees, limbs, debris on the trail. The falls were really rushing muddy water. A snake was sunning on a rock at the double falls.

There’s plenty of confusion about how to reach this trail. Follow these directions: On 68 South, go 21 mi. from Tellico Plains. Cross Hiwassee River Bridge. Turn right on Underwood Road. The Farner Post Office and Farner Presbyterian Church are on your right. Go .3 mile and turn left on Duggan Road. Go .1 mile and turn left on Old Farner Road. Go .5 mile and turn right about 75 yards after you see a brown Turtletown Creek Falls sign. Keep driving to road’s end, and trailhead is on the right .

After you leave the double falls, walk along the creek and up for a while until you come to a T. Turn left to go to the other falls. To leave, go back the way you came until you reach the T. Go straight to make the loop to return to where you started.

Nice short fairly easy hike.

My first hike I loved it

hiking
1 month ago

Short hike, nice falls. Trailhead can be a bit difficult to find/access.

Nice hike with a pretty waterfall and great spot to swim at the end. We saw a bear on this trail!

hiking
1 month ago

Continuing past DeBord, it’s an easy, steady climb (about an additional mile) to the next fall on Emory Gap trail. Muddy and rocky but not difficult. Only complaint is that the fall isn’t impressive and rock climbing is necessary to get the best view.

hiking
1 month ago

The trail for bird mountain was really well maintained and clearly marked. The switchbacks were also well made. The elevation gain in the first ~2 miles was tough, but the switchbacks definitely helped. The only bummer was the lack of a view at the top/throughout the trail. Views would probably be possible and would be better during fall or winter. Either way, it was a really nice trail!

One of my favorite places to hike to!

More than 2 hours, started to get crowded coming out but very pretty!

on Abrams Falls Trail

1 month ago

We went early on a weekday last week and it was not too crowded. This hike has many different views and never disappoints. We got to see a mama bear with 3 cubs and it was an amazing experience. This is one of my favorite hikes.

hiking
1 month ago

Hike was great. 5 miles round trip total from the parking area. We walked at a good pace and took about 2 hours (not including time at the falls). The trail and falls were very crowded even though we arrived early in the day.

This trail is very special to me. I was never into hiking before because of my job that consisted of long hours of walking. I went with someone that was special in my life and in that moment something happened. It triggered a missing piece in my empty soul that to this day gives me goosebumps thinking about. Not only did it have amazing lookout points along the trail but had a beautiful waterfall at the end. Now I'm constantly hiking and looking for my next hiker "high" all because of this one trail. I highly recommend it.

July 1st 2018
We were so excited to do this trail today! We were driving towards the trailhead on the dirt road leading towards it (pretty rocky and uneven) and there were pieces of wood with nails sticking out strategically placed and hidden under leaves and in puddles. Thankfully we noticed before driving over them, but we kept clearing them out. Probably 9 or so. It seemed so sketchy and we didn’t feel right. Plus, we’d hate to come out of the trail with a flat tire. Who would do this?! Super disappointed I didn’t get to see the falls but just make sure to keep a lookout if you’re headed that way! Uploaded a photo of it.

on Abrams Falls Trail

hiking
1 month ago

What a beautiful hike! My 9 year old loved it. Lots of rocks on the trail and up & down. We took rain gear just in case and I’m glad we did because it really poured for about 15 minutes on our way in. The rest of the hike was slick but still doable. The falls were really worth it. It’s our favorite hike and he has already said he wants to do it again. It’s a long hike so have water with you.

hiking
1 month ago

Great Trail! Get there early to beat the crowd. Took about 2 hours to complete.

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