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hiking
3 days ago

Absolutely gorgeous waterfall a little over a mile out. You’ll need to cross the water twice, which was about knee deep for me.

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.

on Savage Day Loop

6 days ago

this is the fourth time I've been to this trail. usually it's great but today the trail was closed due to dangerous conditions and fallen trees from a recent storm. We hiked anyway but encountered many obstacles that forced us off the main trail. We never made it to the falls due to impassable piles of large fallen timber, brush and branches. Heed the warning signs until they finally get the trail cleaned up and cleared again.

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

Hiked this loop with my dog. Went up South Old Mac, up to the Fire Tower, then down North Old Mac. If I did it again, I'd probably go up the North trail and down the South trail because South Old Mac was steeper. There aren't a lot of views or streams to enjoy on this hike, but it's a beautiful walk through the woods.

on Cummins Falls Trail

walking
12 days ago

Trail to the bottom of the falls is a little confusing. It becomes more difficult to get to the falls the further down you go. But the overlook path is short, clear, and absolutely beautiful!

It is absolutely beautiful

hiking
14 days ago

Very nice hike - fairly easy - just the distance. Waterfall is beautiful as is the overlook. Great walk for someone like me trying to get into shape and get some outdoor time. Was fun!

Pretty waterfall. Went in November. Leaves make some parts by the water slippery. Not clearly marked.

hiking
15 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 hike on the stream trail to the falls. Bring some water shoes and a towel as you cross stream twice each way.

Great trail!

hiking
16 days ago

Great hike

hiking
19 days ago

Great hike - behind an 82' waterfall!

hiking
19 days ago

Beautiful views! There are some rocky trails, so take your time. Also a set of viewing binoculars for people who are color blind!

hiking
20 days ago

Wow. What’s not to love. The hike was beautiful and kid + dog friendly. To get to the bottom of the downstream trail there is a big section that is narrow with a steep drop and no guard rail so if your walking children are not familiar with trail safety I would consider that but otherwise it’s fantastic. Our kids (9 and 6) have hiked since they were babes on my back and still exercised extreme caution during the before mentioned part. But at the end and in the water (despite the frigid temps) they lived every minute of it. It was a perfect stop to picnic on a rock and then watch them explore. Highly recommend this trail!

Be prepared to get wet

hiking
21 days ago

beautiful beautiful beautiful

hiking
21 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.

Awesome trail that winds around the mountain side. Just difficult enough with a pack and dog. We continued on the Chimney Top Trail and stayed the night at Mart Fields Campsite before backtracking the next morning. Beautiful views well maintained trail/site.

Easy hike to the overlook from the Ranger's Station with a set of color blind friendly binoculars just at the end of the paved trail.

hiking
26 days ago

Pretty good trail overall. Seen several deer while we were hiking too, which was pretty cool.

Beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

Great hike! Very beautiful and very well maintained trails. I went as soon as finished raining, so the trails were slick and muddy. Just be careful! To get the best bang for your trip, when you get to the part in the trail where it splits for the loop, go right first. You'll get a few overlooks, and by the time your turning to go back to the ranger station, there's the spur to go over to the waterfall - it's a great place to relax. If you have a hammock, there's a perfect area of trees and no brush at the base of the falls to set up. Then it's just over a mile hike back to the parking lot.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a beautiful hike! We only went as far as the cliffs but the trail goes further on.

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.

hiking
1 month ago

The falls are beautiful! Definitely a must see. The woods on the outer part of the loop are nice. Very easy relaxed hike.

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

Great hike up and down to the falls. Super crowded. Way too many people for my taste, not to mention the abundance of empty water bottles, cigarette butts, and the occasional diaper thrown in for good measure. Just a matter of time before the state shuts it down.

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice spot for a family hike. Can be a bit steep in some areas but nothing too extreme. Some areas of the trail are narrow and on the edge of the mountain, so caution is required especially with kiddos and dogs. Long enough trail to enjoy the quiet, and get a workout and short enough to not be too intense for younger or inexperienced hikers. Gorgeous views with excellent swimming at the bottom of the waterfall. Will be back for more!

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