Benton Falls Trail

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Benton Falls Trail is a 3.2 mile heavily trafficked out and back trail located near Reliance, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until November. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
3.2 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
318 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

camping

hiking

mountain biking

nature trips

paddle sports

trail running

walking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

old growth

1 day ago

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.

25 days ago

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

hiking
1 month 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
1 month 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.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail. The fall was beautiful. Very busy trail with many people and dogs. However I wish it was a little better marked.

1 month ago

Great hike for the whole family. Very easy until the last part before falls where it can be steep in places. We hike this trail often with kids and the falls never disappoints.

1 month ago

Quick trail with one of the most beautiful waterfalls at the end. Very easy until the waterfall. Can choose to just view from top or take the steep steps down. Well worth the hour round trip for non experienced hikers.

1 month ago

Love it! Such a beautiful waterfall, not a bad hike! One of my favs

1 month ago

Great hike with kids!

2 months ago

Easy hike was a little scare of the bear warning. But it was worth it. 3 miles total to the falls and back.

hiking
4 months ago

A great trail for getting into nature. The falls are beautiful, and at the bottom of a cliff, but the natural stairs back up the cliff can be hard on the knees - be advised ;) Enjoy!

4 months ago

Benton Falls is well worth the trip. The trail is fairly well marked, and not as far in as you would think.

hiking
4 months ago

Take the Ocoee River scenic route, gorgeous overlooks!! Took us about an hour round trip, nice day hike.

hiking
5 months ago

easy hike. nice waterfall.

hiking
5 months ago

Great, easy trail. Me and the pup went this afternoon after we had a long rainy day on Saturday. The trail was pretty clear and not many people. Aside from the slick rocks on the way down to see the fall, this trail was very easy to do as a beginner, and the trees were marked every so often with blue markers to help you stay on track. The fall itself was beautiful and so worth the walk, I would have honestly been okay with going further to see this amazing thing flow. It’s a little difficult after a rainy day to get over to the other side where you can sit on larger rocks to relax, or take pictures without interference, but that’s just a heads up for first timers. Overall, this is something well worth the time it takes to get there! Definitely a place you will want to come back to more than once!

hiking
6 months ago

Nice easy trail, fun for all. It is an open trail for Mountain Bikes and Hikers, so watch out. Waterfall does depend on rain. Can get a little crowded at times, but still worth the look.

7 months ago

Unfortunately it didn't rain so much within the week so it led to a disappointing view at the end. However, lots of visitor pictures suggest that a visit after a good down pour within the days leading up to your visit will create a spectacular waterfall! The hike was not bad, but like I said, it would have been nice to see a waterfall and not a trickle.

7 months ago

Very busy trail

7 months ago

My first waterfalls hike and it was wonderful.

hiking
8 months ago

Not the prettiest trail and you certainly won't find any peace and quiet on it. It is heavily trafficked with screaming kids. I had the pleasure of having a group of teens not far behind me talking at the top of their lungs, being obnoxious, belching, etc. Fortunately, this trail connects with many others if you keep going, so you can find some peace and quiet. The falls themselves are beautiful, though.

8 months ago

The waterfall makes the not-so-scenic trail worth it.

hiking
8 months ago

decent walk, best after rain

8 months ago

The waterfall is definitely the attraction, otherwise not overly scenic.

hiking
8 months ago

Went twice, the first time it was almost completely dry but the second was great. go after a good rain to get a nice experience. the clay can be slick.

9 months ago

Great easy trail to amazing waterfall! Fun for the whole family including the four legged!

hiking
9 months ago

hiked this a couple times with friends and then with the kanine kids....

10 months ago

great fun with my daughter

hiking
10 months ago

Beautiful hike

10 months ago

Beautiful!!

hiking
10 months ago

Absolutely beautiful. It is kind of confusing to figure out exactly where the trail starts. You cross the dam and just go straight. Did run into one snake. Well worth the hike to the falls though, very easy. Take your suits and swim at the "beach"!

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