Blue Hole

MODERATE 8 reviews
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Blue Hole is a 0.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Rock Island, Tennessee that features a waterfall. The trail is rated as moderate and primarily used for hiking, walking, and birding. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
0.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
104 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

kid friendly

birding

hiking

walking

cave

forest

river

waterfall

rocky

scramble

hiking
1 month ago

Very short 0.5 mile hike that leads from a parking lot down to the river and a long wall of waterfalls that you can climb behind. Waterfalls were awesome and rocks at the river were large enough to lounge on. Very good trail for those that don’t want to spend all day hiking, but still want to see something cool. Trail is pretty wet as you are climbing down a waterfall the whole time along rocks, man made stairs and ramps with cable for support. Spent about an hour at waterfalls and then hiked back up and drove a little further to the very nice on site beach where you allowed to swim. Swimming prohibited on this trail. Wouldn’t have wanted to try anyway. Not worth the risk.

4 months ago

One of my favorite places!

10 months ago

This is a great trail, but it is not easy. Very fun, just beware if you have little kids or others in your group that this should not be rated as easy.

hiking
11 months ago

I don't know why this is classed as easy, except it's short and they have placed stairs and and cables to assist in the climb at the top half. The same caves that create the great falls, also create falls along the entire length of the bluff, and several portions of the trail a flooded. Jewel Weed is everywhere, and that attracts hummingbirds, so we saw several dozen, plus a Peregrine Falcon and Osprey and several song birds. Recommend a camera, bird book, and water shoes for this short hike.

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Friday, July 07, 2017