Explore the most popular mountain biking trails in Cherokee National Forest with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

Easy flat trail , nice views of the river and easily done in a few hours.

The view was spectacular. You can see for miles and miles.

had time for about half, fairly easy up hill, ran water off the trail pretty well considering the rain at the time. convenient to do along with other activities.

This is a hidden gem - magnificent waterfall and a pristine crystal clear mountain top lake with a sand bottom beach

hiking
10 days ago

Beautiful waterfall. $3 fee per car for parking. It’s 1.5 mi out to the waterfall, and then 1.5 mi back. There are multiple other trails if you want to continue exploring. Most of the trail is sand, but there are some muddy parts and a large stone staircase at the end, so tread carefully. Great day hike! Also, make sure to stop off at the scenic overlooks up and down Oswald Rd on your way in/out of the park.

Beautiful falls well worth the easy hike in. Little work hiking back out (steps up from Falls) but was easy enough for someone with little physical ability to do. Can’t mtn bike the steps down into the Falls area but can bike 99% of the rest of the trail. I too packed out some trash. Too much litter. Highly recommended because of the Falls.

Nice trail, right on the Ocoee river. Good spots to get in the water and cool off. Recommend bug spray. Let’s if ticks. Look out for Rattlesnakes!

hiking
17 days ago

Nice falls and easy trail. I was there early so the traffic was all but none. Days of rain made the falls something to see but the trail also had a lot of water because of it.

Easy hike, too many people for my taste. The falls are interesting almost look man made. nice looks to swim in at the bottom. My dog loved it.

hiking
19 days ago

Pretty falls, easy trail. Good for an outing close by.

hiking
21 days ago

Pretty nice little trail. Nothing too spectacular. Most of it is sandy. A good place for families but not a ton of room near the falls. I'd go on a weekday if you can. Lots of trash.... please don't litter!!! And pack out trash you might find. I brought out a couple of water bottles.

Moderate hike. Easy, steady incline for the first 3.5 miles and gets fairly steep from there to the top. There is a top parking lot for people who don't want to hike the lower 3.5 miles.

Not a difficult trail by any means, just long. The hike eventually got to my lower half after about the 3.5 mile mark, so the last mile was a little tough, but great views from the fire tower. Steps going up fire tower are pretty small, so take it slow so you don't slip. All in all it's a good trail, but probably just going to do this once.

Quick hike yet beautiful. Have been twice, once with show on the ground and today after 13 days of rain.... hasn’t disappointed me yet.

hiking
1 month ago

Went to the Falls today and it was amazing,great access,plenty of room,overall wonderful trail!!

I really enjoyed the hike. this is a great trip to get started on or back into (like myself).

hiking
1 month ago

Easy trail, stairs can be a little tricky but my 8 and 10 year old made it down with a little help. Kids loved the waterfall!

Nice hiking trail with some hills, part of it along the creek. We clocked it at 2.4 miles from the parking lot.

hiking
2 months ago

I came across (3) Black bears about two miles in. They were looking for berries.

longer trail, 4.8 up but it is a constant gentle climb. Have seen many rattlers up there the last 2 years so use caution if you have dogs

Well maintained trail. The views at the fire tower are breathtaking. This trail in my opinion is easy. I would rate it moderate only because of the mileage.

Don’t recommend this as a hike, as all of it is on a gravel road, but it is a pretty drive with an amazing view of the country side at the top of the mountain.

hiking
2 months ago

A fun little hike and beautiful waterfall. Be careful walking down the steps lol because I wasn’t. Can be crowded at times.

There are several ways to get to the falls. One could choose a more challenging route and hike up the mountain. There are not many inspiring views, but the hike is pleasant. If you choose to drive up Chilhowee Mountain you will find breath-taking views of the Ocoee and the surrounding mountains. There are terrific logging roads along the way to hike and hunt small game. The trail to the falls is short and very easy. The falls are wonderful. There are stairs down or one could choose to climb either side of the falls up or down. The creek at the bottom is a nice place to chill, dip your feet, and have a snack. Very kid and animal friendly.

good trail

Pretty easy hike!

Easy trail hike, worth the trip to see the beautiful falls!

3 months ago

Very good trail to spend an hour or two in nature with the family or all day covering the loops.

hiking
4 months ago

Our first hike of 2018 and it didn’t disappoint. It was raining and 50 so we didn’t see many people. The trails where well marked, the trail width was good and the falls were beautiful. The area would be great for camping and hiking all the trails.

hiking
4 months ago

Easy trail to above the falls. Many nicely laid out rock steps down to the bottom. There are hand rails most of the way down. Be careful there are wet spots.

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