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Good luck getting up the road unless you got a jacked up 4 wheel drive. Had to back my truck down the hill 100 yards.

This bad boy is definitely strenuous and can be dangerous due to the loose terrain and slope. But it's worth every bit of the hike

Overall this is a pretty bland trail with little scenic value past the first 200 yards or so. The trail does go quite a bit further than is listed here though. I turned around at mile 1.6 due to a thick section of blow down that just wasn't worth all of the climbing over and ducking under trees. The trail clearly went on though. That said, if you're looking for some solitude and are willing to put in the effort, this hike will give it to you.

This hike is extremely steep and difficult for the average hiker. Lots of steep terrain and lose rock. I highly recommend hiking poles. The views of S. Holston Lake are phenomenal and worth the effort!

2 days ago

Nice park trail. Includes hiking around a pond, near a creek, and through nice trees.

Beautiful falls at the end of the trail, which is not a bad hike. pictures don't do it justice! shallow pool for wading/swimming. before Newman Road, look for signs to Turtle Town Falls, and turn on the gravel path. highly recommend.

3 days ago

Not a bad hike overall. We went in September so there was still much greenery and not a lot of views. The rhododendron tunnel was the highlight of our trip. We backpacked overnight and found a nice little campsite tucked away at about the halfway point. Probably wouldn’t go again for lack of scenery, but we enjoyed the time that we did have there.

3 days ago

While the first 3/4 miles are unremarkable, the last 1/4 mile is well worth the time and effort.

Trail marked as moderate....moderate +, closer to the Falls, the trail is rocky with larger rocks and boulders. We hiked in after a rain, the falls were beautiful.

We couldn't make it all the way to the falls. We heard what sounded like a bear so we decided to turn back. It was a beautiful hike.