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great hike! I did this in 2016. climbing the fire tower at the end makes it all worth it. and sticking my feet in the creek at the end lol

Great little hike in and out. Waterfall is so worth it!!!!!!

Great trail with small waterfalls all along the way and a great payoff at the end.

Its a great trail to begin if your new to hiking

scenic driving
5 days ago

The Cherohala has similarities to the Blue Ridge Parkway, though it is shorter and an up-and-down across the Unicoi Crest. But it is a great stretch of drive that puts you in the mountains with great views, numerous trailheads, picnic tables, and all the spectacular seasonal scenery. It is not as crowded as either the BRP or the GSMNP. Often there are lots of motorcyclists which one would expect on this type of road, but I've also had days where there were very few people at all. A nice get-away to some great destinations.

Beautiful falls. We went on a Saturday and saw 7 other people on the trail. It was worth the drive from the Knoxville area.

Nice walk along the Ocoee River, heading upstream from the Ocoee Whitewater Center. Little noticeable elevation change. Watch out for rattlesnakes in the rocky areas. Does get quite a bit of bike traffic. I would avoid on warm-weather weekends due to bike and paddler traffic.

backpacking
7 days ago

On the way a group of deer kept me company. Made it to the top just in time to set up camp and watch the sunset. Completely alone at night, watching the towns twinkling far below made me feel like I was the king of the world!

great fun with my daughter

A very nice hike especially in spring. I hiked today again at the beginning of summer.Less flowers more flies, but the waterfall still nice and flows well. The forest also pretty after you leave the camp area behind. Bring 2$, because you need to deposit it for parking

I was unable to find the trail-head even with GPS. It is easy to find the Carver road, but after few hundred yards it disappears and all you see small roads that lead to houses.

Nice little trail around the lake. Very shady and pretty views.

made the entire trip took 5 hours but had to take several breaks its alot of steps for a 7 yrs old up the mountain and back next time were drivin to the gate lol the view is worth the hike trail head restrooms have always been clean on our visits

The hike is definitely worth it in the end!

nice waterfall

I would rate the trail difficult, very rocky, I recommend hiking boots when stepping rocks that look secure some will roll when you step on them,