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

trail running

walking

whitewater kayaking

forest

river

views

waterfall

wild flowers

wildlife

blowdown

old growth

hiking
13 days 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!

24 days ago

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

hiking
26 days ago

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

hiking
1 month ago

easy hike. nice waterfall.

hiking
1 month 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
2 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.

2 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.

2 months ago

Very busy trail

3 months ago

My first waterfalls hike and it was wonderful.

hiking
4 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.

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 months ago

decent walk, best after rain

4 months ago

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

hiking
4 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.

5 months ago

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

hiking
5 months ago

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

6 months ago

great fun with my daughter

hiking
6 months ago

Beautiful hike

6 months ago

Beautiful!!

hiking
6 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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