Benton Falls Trail

EASY 144 reviews
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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
337 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
1 day 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"!

1 day ago

Good hike seems long than 3 miles, well worth it for the waterfall

4 days ago

great time !

12 days ago

hiking
12 days ago

A favorite hike when it's not raining, as the trail can get pretty mucky in spots. It's about 3.2 miles back to front (30-40 minute walk depending upon your pace). My wife and I are in our 70s and can do this walk easily. It's fairly level, with a slight downward slant. The access to the falls are steep and there are rock steps along the way that can get slippery and there are no handrails. Agree with the others who have said the signage is poor. Once you locate the dirt trail just stay on the main portion (no side trails). It will lead you to the falls where you access a steep climb down. It's well worth the effort. We've had a lot of rain this season, so far, and so the falls are very full and picturesque. If the weather is dry, like in late summer, it's not worth it to see the dribble. Currently, it's at its peak. It's not the highest (65') nor broadest, but it's very pretty and relaxing. The water is pure enough to drink from. Park rangers really need to make the signs to the falls more explicit.

14 days ago

This a great hike to an amazing waterfall! It is rated as easy as it's true except the actual walk down to the falls. Could be hard for some! Definite repeat!

15 days ago

20 days ago

Great easy hike! The trail is well kept up and easy markers to follow. I went a cool rainy day so no one on the trail and the rain was great for the fall!

hiking
21 days ago

21 days ago

Beautiful falls! Easy hike!

22 days ago

Done it twice now. First time there was snow on the ground and only a few people. Went again a few weekends ago and the place was slammed. Beautiful falls, but you'll be right on top of people in the spring/summer.

hiking
22 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

The view at the falls makes it worth the hike. Starting point of the trail is good also, as you have access to grills, bathrooms, a lake for swimming and a small sandy area to relax and be lazy.

hiking
1 month ago

1 month ago

I hiked the trail, to Benton falls, today. this is a beautiful, waterfall. the trail is a well keep trail. I hiked about, a mile and half, past the falls.the trail remained, in good condition. there are a lot if people, on this trail. I saw more than 20 people on the trail.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Hiked the Benton Falls trail for the first time today. Weather was beautiful, not too crowded and the falls were amazing. The only negatives I have are the beginning of the trail is not marked very well. The climb down to the falls and back out are not easy. Would definitely hike it again.

1 month ago

I loved it my 14 year old 9 year old also loved it great trail for bike riding

hiking
1 month ago

Very nice trails although the signs/arrows are a bit confusing at the start. Beautiful falls.