Waterfall Branch Trail

EASY 11 reviews

Waterfall Branch Trail is a 3.1 mile heavily trafficked loop trail located near Guntersville, Alabama that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is accessible year-round. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.1 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
462 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

nature trips

rock climbing

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

Off the Campground Road

hiking
11 days ago

IF you follow the trail loop as outlined on the map, you will undoubtedly agree this isn’t an easy trail UNLESS you are a triathlete and/or used to hiking in the Rockies. What the heck? Easy going back up to the top on the Taylor Mountain trail? Come on. Really? If you are in average shape, this is a workout...again, the whole loop as diagrammed above.

Poorly maintained and apparently not so frequently used. There are prettier hikes. Also, longer than 3.1 miles.

hiking
11 months ago

Nice peaceful hike with the family. No waterfall though at this time. 8/29/2017

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Should have read Marshal's review. Everything was peachy until we reached the waterfall rocks. What the actual hell. We finally backtracked to the road and called it a day.

hiking
Monday, April 17, 2017

The trail was very poorly marked and somewhat overgrown once you got to the cascade part of the trail. As a result there were several times that we got off the trail and had to backtrack two or 3 times. The biggest problem is I was following the trail on my phone but at the bottom where you start up the hill and along the rock where the water should flow, the trail indicated here is not accurate. The line follows the rocks/water flow but the trail actually only crosses the path and then heads uphill north of the path and somewhat parallel to the rocks for a while then heads north to the "bear cave" and runs in the middle of the loop.

Thursday, June 02, 2016

The trails we hiked were not kept up or clearly marked.

hiking
Sunday, October 19, 2014

There wasn't actually a waterfall, but it was still a beautiful trail! Lots of beautiful flowers, and it wasn't too hard to hike. Went geocaching and found the "Bear Cave cache"... So much fun :)

hiking
Saturday, July 05, 2014

Well, there was no real waterfall to speak of. It was a good exercise and plenty of wild blackberries to eat along the mostly uphill hike. It is mostly shaded and is nice scenery. There are a few places for your dog to get fresh water, on top of what you'll want to bring for her. It's definitely not the trail for you when you are in poor shape (my husband and I struggled a bit and we are not in awful shape) but my 15 year old was unphased. Next time we go it will be on a day with MUCH less humidity.

hiking
Monday, January 14, 2013

very short trail with nice views and a bit of history.

hiking
Sunday, January 13, 2013

the waterfall was a disappointment. Although the rest of the trail was great and we had lunch sitting below the cliffs. It connects to Old Still Path.

hiking
Saturday, March 19, 2016

Monday, February 01, 2016