Angel Falls Overlook Trail

MODERATE 56 reviews
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Angel Falls Overlook Trail is a 11.7 mile lightly trafficked loop trail located near Oneida, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is rated as moderate. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from January until March. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
11.7 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
1381 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Loop

dogs on leash

birding

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

bugs

over grown

rocky

Directions from Oneida: Take TN Rout 297 west 10 miles to Leatherwood Ford.

hiking
5 days ago

Great trail. Can get kinda confusing with the lack of markers. The view and the trek up the ridge are gorgeous. The bridge to get to the overlook is broken and the “alternate route” was a swim through a 5ft deep creek. So get ready for a cold wade. Overall great hike.

hiking
11 days ago

Loliipop out & back combo w Grand Gap Tr-12.4mi. Easy. Well marked & maintained. Bridge over Fall Branch broken but can still use. Superb section from Fall Branch up to the plateau-interesting rock features. Several pretty waterfalls & some great vistas from outcrops on the rim. A very enjoyable hike.

hiking
1 month ago

5 stars for the view and workout. Trail needs some work. The leatherwood ford and another bridge on the trail are damaged. It wasn't 10 miles, maybe 6.

3 months ago

Great trail! Clearly marked! Perfect campsite on the water 1 mile in.

mountain biking
4 months ago

Cool trail with nice vistas.

backpacking
8 months ago

Great hike! Good for camping and getting away from everyone.

hiking
9 months ago

Went this morning with a plan to do 2 miles to the bridge, cross it and eat. Trail was nice, wide enough not to be walking in poison ivy. Plans sometimes change. Wildflowers were finished early this year. Bridge is in need of repair. About 1/5 was damaged from flooding. Still passable we were told from fellow hikers. Forest service notified. Will plan to return next year earlier for wildflower viewing. Hiking boots recommended, muddy today. Enjoy!

10 months ago

Stunning view of the falls. I suggest you go down to the river to get the full gander.

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful....

hiking
11 months ago

Beautiful views!

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Great hike- trail had some bridges out and there is one turn that wasn't clearly marked so we went off trail for a bit until we realized we messed up. I would do it again though!

backpacking
Tuesday, October 11, 2016

There's a shorter hike (2.0 mi round trip) to the Lookout, coming from the North, if you're pressed for time. Take the dirt road North from the Bandy Creek campground, at SECOND fork, bear right. There's a small parking area at the terminus. NP Ranger visitor center can give you the details.

Great caves along the river walk portion if you enter from Leatherwood. Kids will love the caves!

mountain biking
Saturday, September 24, 2016

This is a good trail some rocky spots great overlooks

Saturday, April 30, 2016

A very easy hike with a decent view. Beware ticks are very bad in this area.

hiking
Sunday, March 27, 2016

This is a great hike with a lot of elevation change! Saw a few snakes out on the trail. Amazing views at the top and well worth the effort to make it to the top!

Sunday, February 07, 2016

Nice, level trail. We will go back & make it a trail run. Stop at Bandy Creek Visitor Station & get directions. Great views especially in the winter. We were instructed to go counter clockwise however, clockwise would have saved best views for last.

hiking
Sunday, July 12, 2015

This was my first hiking trail. It's more of an overlook of mountain there were few waterfalls. I actually got off the trail and walked way too far before getting back on track. It'd be an awesome view in the fall. But watch out for copperhead and rattlesnakes.

hiking
Sunday, July 12, 2015

Definitely a good hike. The first 2 miles along the river winds through streams and forest and is very serene. The last mile up to the overlook is a good climb up switchbacks and around the cliff. Up on top the view of the valley and river below is fantastic! One note, there really aren't any falls to speak of. From the park rangers, someone many years ago dynamited Angel Falls in the hope of making the river navigable. What they succeeded in doing was creating some very dangerous class 4 rapids in their place. I guess they didn't have the heart to change the name and plus, who would want to go see Angel Class 4 Dangerous Rapids? :-) All in all I definitely recommend this hike.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Absolutely breathtaking! This hike was definitely in my top 5 for sure. The views are spectacular, it is peaceful and not a very difficult hike at all. I recommend for anyone that is itching for a nice hike to check this place out. Definitely worth 5 stars!

hiking
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Nice easy trail atop a plateau. Great viewsite in the fall at Falls Branch overlook and Angel Falls overlook. Would love to hike it in the winter for better views.

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