Gentry Creek Falls

MODERATE 46 reviews
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Gentry Creek Falls is a 4.5 mile moderately trafficked out and back trail located near Laurel Bloomery, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. 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.

4.5 miles
613 feet
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly





nature trips





wild flowers


bridge out

From Mountain City, take US 421 towards US 91. Follow 91 for roughly 6.6 miles into Laurel Bloomery, TN. You should see a Cherokee National Forest sign (brown sign) around the left side of the highway that points to Gentry Creek Road. The Laurel Bloomery Fire Department sits right beside of this road. Follow the road until it splits. There should be a sign nailed to a post telling you to turn right to head towards Gentry Creek Falls. Keeping following the road, it'll turn into a gravel road where you will drive passed the parking lot for Rogers Ridge Horse Trail. The next lot is where you park to follow the trail to the falls.

3 hours ago

easy to moderate 2.3 mile out and back trail to pretty double water fall .the trail has hardly any elevation gain it is rocky in places,and you do cross the creek alot 13 times I think but worth it, good day hike

15 days ago

A very nice trail along the creek with pretty scenery but no views along the way. Falls is also attractive. Saw four groups hiking out as we were walking in and three groups hiking in as we were hiking out but managed to have the falls to ourselves while we were there. Several young kids seemed to have no troubles with the hike.

22 days ago

Beautiful hike. Highly recommend! It took us 3 hours but we ate lunch by the falls and stopped to let our dog swim a couple of times.

29 days ago

Great hike! Beautiful waterfalls! Make the extra trek to the top for an even better view!

8 months ago

Beautiful. Easy hike other than creek crossings. wear shoes that can get wet!

10 months ago

Great trail--not too much elevation change but very rocky. Lots of stream crossings. Well marked and walked along the river most of the way.

11 months ago

Great trail. Like others have said, very rocky. We hiked to the falls but then decided to go a bit further and scale the waterfalls. There are three levels to the falls and we made it to the very top! It's dangerous though as you'll be going off an unmarked trail.

11 months ago

Very rocky trail. The waterfalls were very nice and the temperature was wonderful walking next to the water. Definitely got my feet wet and fell in on the way back.

11 months ago

One of my most favorite trails. Nice and shady on a hot summer day. Love crossing the creek and getting the feet cooled off. As others say, you cross the creek each way about 15 times (more if its been raining and some of the normal trails are now are under water!) Definitely wear shoes you don't mind getting wet / water shoes and something with good tread. Although the trail is not difficult in elevations it is very rocky. We go several times a year

Friday, July 21, 2017

nice place to take kids! I had three six year olds with me and they were able to hike the whole trail with no problem. you cross the creek several times , but its nice on a hot day and the kids loved it. the waterfalls were beautiful. and we were the only ones on the trail when we went.

Monday, July 10, 2017

Creek Crossing Galore! Six mile hike logged with GPS. On this trail you will cross the creek over a dozen times. The trail is very muddy in many areas. Parking area is a good size for this secluded trail. This hikes surprise is well worth the creek crossings and mud. The falls are very beautiful.

Friday, June 30, 2017

Peaceful walk through the woods by the creek. I could hear water almost the whole trip! The path was a gentle incline up almost the whole way, and fun in the way down. Be prepared for a scramble over bigger rocks at the end. There were three spots on the trail that were not marked clearly (two paths, both looked plausible ). I chose the one that hugged the creek and all was well. My 11.5 year old dog and I (50+) made it without problems, although we are sore today (knees). Was hoping for a bigger swimhole by the falls, but cooled off just fine in the cool spray of the falls and wading. Beautiful hike ! There are camping spots on the gravel road before the trail head .

Saturday, June 24, 2017

This is a great short trail. The path is mostly rocky and you definitely want to wear waterproof shoes due to crossing the stream numerous times. We took our time and completed the trail in a little over 3 hours. We were the only ones there the day we went. Hearing the running stream was relaxing as we hiked.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Great 4.5 mile hike but wear your Chacos because round trip we crossed the creek 34 times.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

the trail is tagged camping my family and children love to hike and camp. Does anyone thats hiked this trail know if theres designated tent spots or do u just find a spot

Monday, June 12, 2017

Wasn't expecting much and the waterfalls turned out to be way cooler than I thought. A lot of stream crossings.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

After a haevy rain the stream that you need to cross maybe higher than your boots! Also, the stream is running faster and stronger.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Such a beautiful hike along and and throughout the creekside. The waterfalls were absolutely beautiful! Be sure to go up the trail to the left of the waterfalls so you can climb up to the third one up top and see them from up there!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Nice trail wear water shoes

Monday, May 15, 2017

Very nice hike with a very cool waterfall. Be prepared to get your feet wet with many creek crossings

Friday, May 05, 2017

If you don't like water, this isn't the trail for you! We crossed the creek about 14 times and there are some stepping stones, but they are slippery and I didn't always use them. Once at the falls, you can keep going to get on top of the double drop and even further to get onto the upper single drop, but it's dangerous. Also, the locals say watch out for snakes, particularly eastern diamond backs.

Monday, April 17, 2017

wonderful hike with wild flowers, cascades, brook and rainbow trout in stream, beautiful waterfalls, and no big elevation changes. We hiked it with our 7year old and he loved getting to cross the stream over rocks and logs. We werent expecting to have to cross over the stream 17 times one way but it was still fun! It was unmarked so finding the traill head was a bit confusing but once you get to the gravel road follow that up towards the right and it deadends where you will follow the blue blazed trail.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Great hike with a lot of stream crossing. One of my favorite waterfall hikes. It's around Mountain City, TN and is located in TN. Not sure why it's saying Grayson,NC...I'm guessing it may be near by?

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