Explore the most popular birding trails in Fall Creek Falls State Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.

An awesome trail! Put my 2 yo in the Tula, 5 year old walked. Was a little bit too much for 5 year old. As we got closer to the end on the way back, she got whiney from being tired. Tons of places to stop and rest. One of my fav hikes ever!

Short and sweet, beautiful in all seasons!

Definitely worth the 2.5 hour drive

hiking
18 days ago

Had no idea how exciting this trail was to bottom of falls. At 65, my legs are feeling it today, but I’d do it again tomorrow! Low water volume, but still pretty. Climbing over rocks was so much fun. Never felt stuck or scared. Enjoy!!

Easy on the way down, a little steep on the way back up. Slippery in places, but there’s a rail most of the way. This trail can get extremely crowded on a summer weekend, but weekdays are usually peaceful.

Easy trail. Suspension bridge is located here. If you go down and around after the bridge, cross the water again, and go through the woods a bit, you can get to the top of the falls.

This was a great hike. My daughter 18 and myself ( 40 in October lol ) completed 11.4 miles. We had lunch over looking the big falls Cane Creek. Beautiful view. Then we hiked to Fall Creek Falls waterfall. This was a great hike around the gorge with great views. The only reason I did not give this 5 stars is, people swimming in the waterfall. People are there to enjoy the sounds and the view, not look at grown mine in the falls. Other than that, we really enjoyed the hike.

The waterfalls are so awesome. Worth the drive out to see them!

hiking
28 days ago

Beautiful trail. Easy going down but tough coming back up!

Take this trail clockwise. After it descends nearly to the valley, you will find a spur trail to the right that takes you to Medley arch. If you continue to the right (off trail), you can work around to the back side, or continue further to the right to find a waterfall. There is a collapsed section of the former cave structure and an underground body of water. This alone is worth the hike.

When I went in July, the valley section was overgrown, making the trail difficult to follow. Once you get back to the hillside, before you make the climb up an old road, you will find a waterfall tucked into the hillside on your left.

Short trail. Moderate to difficult. Take time to explore.

Went on this trail today! Worth the hike! First part of the trail is easy then their is about a 50 foot section that is a little rough. I had both of my labs with me and had to bring them down one by one but all in all. Really fun trail and beautiful view at the bottom. I would recommend good shoes with grip.

hiking
1 month ago

Wasn’t prepared for this hike take water lot of sweating exertion and don’t go in without trail shoes or hiking boots! Cool Trail

Sparsely traveled. lots of ticks. Hot when we crossed the meadow near the end. Easy terrain. Kind of anti climactic compared to all the waterfall trails.

The trail was ROUGH, but totally worth the effort. Took three dogs, they struggled in certain areas, but had a blast. If you’ve been to Cummins the trail is harder, I thought this trail was closer to strenuous than moderate because it’s really rocky.

hiking
1 month ago

This was a nice day hike. The trail itself is fairly unremarkable, the two things that make it great are the Cane Creek Overlook and the harrowing trip down the cable side trail to the base of Cane Creek Falls. We will definitely be back.

gorgeous view and fun water hole to play in

I wouldn't really consider this a "hike" but it is a beautiful destination. We had the falls all to ourselves the day we went. It was 98 degrees that day and we were very comfortable at the base of the falls and the water was cold. It is hard to find the Natural area. I recommend it for kids. The day we went the water only came half way up my calf but I'm sure that changes. If you want to explore in the cave or even just walk over to it, you will need your hiking boots but I recommend water shoes for the base of the falls. Its very rocky. Don't skip this experience! Enjoy Loves!

This was a great little hike!!

nature trips
2 months ago

Beautiful trail. It's downhill but very easy. The waterfall and scenery are breathtaking. Several scences from Walt Disney's Jungle Book were also filmed here. The cave is easy in and out. I took my daughters in several times when they were like 8 & 10. I do believe since it became a park, the cave is closed at times due to bat hibernation.

hiking
2 months ago

Diverse well marked and worn Plateau trail.

Incredible views

Lots to see in just a short walk.

hiking
2 months ago

I did this trail this past weekend. I stopped by the visitor center and asked about this trail. The lady at the desk was very nice and told me this would be difficult and the trail would be a little slick from the rain. I grabbed my pack with my pup loaded up and we headed out. The first look down was a little daunting. I love hiking yet I’m scared of heights. Go figure! The first 10 fret descent was easy enough. There was a section that you are not able to reach the cable and it’s almost a straight 5 foot cliff face. This part is a little tricky, especially with a dog strapped to your back. We made it down pretty easy after that. The view was worth it. Absolutely amazing. The hike back up was easy to get up til the one troublesome spot earlier. This is a steep climb so your heart will race.

Love this park! So many great hikes and beautiful views! There are tons of other activities for everyone in the family to enjoy like a ropes course, golf, horseback riding, tennis courts, and kayaking.

This is one of my favorite state parks in Tennessee, and the waterfalls rarely disappoint. I highly recommend

Hiked this trail to add more mileage to the Lower Loop Overnight Trail. Beautiful trail! very scenic!

backpacking
2 months ago

Great Trail, very scenic and well marked. Great for backpacking! The only section of the trail that needed improvement is around the third suspension bridge that crosses over the cascades. It was very crowded and a lot of litter. Overall a great experience and I would highly recommend this Trail.

Truly magical ... these falls are not only breathtaking but also fun to swim in for the whole family

2 months ago

Def. not for beginners or those not in good health. Also I am 5"5 and halfway down for a good portion of the cable trail I had to go without being able to hold onto the cable because it was up too high so keep that in mind for anyone 5"5 or shorter when doing cable trail. It was also very hard to find the trail head and the GPS directions kept taking you to another trail head when cable trail is on another road farther down from where the directions tell you it is. Despite those difficulties the hike was well worth it with the view and was a great place to swim.( make sure to bring a life jacket as it gets very deep towards the falls). Also watch for snakes in between and under the rocks. I saw two snakes in the rocks today.

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