Blue Hole Falls is a 0.5 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Elizabethton, Tennessee that features a waterfall and is good for all skill levels. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, and nature trips. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

Distance: 0.5 miles Elevation Gain: 137 feet Route Type: Loop

dogs on leash

kid friendly

hiking

nature trips

walking

forest

river

waterfall

Take Highway 91 east (NE) out of Elizabethton, TN about 10 miles. Turn left onto Panhandle Road at the brown national forest sign for "Blue Hole." 36.4328833 -82.0725833

hiking
muddy
rocky
scramble
2 days ago

Short but steep hike to a great swimming hole and waterfall As per other reviews, the wooden stairs which lead to the blue hole are very tall, well worn, slippery, steep and can be challenging to shorter hikers, elderly, kids & dogs. Smaller hole which likely gets full in the summer, but definitely a worthwhile trip nonetheless

hiking
5 days ago

Beautiful trail. But be aware that stairs are at least 12 inches high for almost all steps. You have to be able to push your entire body weight up with one leg. Very difficult for people with knee issues or weak legs to climb down and definitely back up. For everyone else, highly recommend.

hiking
12 days ago

This hike is super short, lots of tree roots and some stairs to help ya. This waterfall is beautiful. It was pretty packed today. I heard it’s pretty popular and stays packed most days. Would’ve loved to actually hav enjoyed the view of this creation but too many ppl.

AWESOME place to swim!

26 days ago

Easy and fun adventure

hiking
30 days ago

Short hike but perfect! The wood steps make it very easy to get in and out plus the waterfalls are breathtaking! Highly recommend

hiking
1 month ago

awesome flow falls were beautiful

hiking
1 month ago

Not really a hike, more of a short walk. Very beautiful falls for very little effort. Rocks can be slick if you don’t have good tread on your shoes so be careful of that.

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rocky
1 month ago

This was a great hike for our family of 4. Our children loved it. We climbed rocks and went all the way to the bottom to make sure we saw all 4 falls. Crossed water twice and the kids got in played around-it was freezing. We will go back in the summer months. Lots of climbing- roots and rocks but well worth it.

hiking
1 month ago

Great trail! The view is absolutely beautiful. We found a spot to eno and just relax. It was about a 4 minute walk

1 month ago

Absolutely gorgeous! Short hike. If you go down the stairs and have any kind of hip/knee issues I would not suggest it. There are a couple scary drop offs you can skirt that I would be nervous bringing small kids around. You do not have to progress to that area if you don't want to. There are nice vantage points before that. There is a second way in that is through the woods trail to left of parking area.

hiking
2 months ago

Very short walk, steep and the steps are very tall so if you have bad knees idk how you’d do on this trail. It’s really not a hike. It was very crowded today so we didn’t stay long but it was gorgeous down there. I’d recommend going there during the colder months when it’s less crowded.

2 months ago

beautiful. Very short walk down to the falls. SUPER STEEP, scary walk down. The "steps" going down were very tall and difficult for shorter people. Nice if you're NOT afraid of heights.

2 months ago

A great short little walk/hike to the blue hole falls. We were there after significant rain so it was muddy but the falls were full and strong and the water a beautiful blue. If in the area it's definitely worth a stop. The directions on this app are accurate and there is a small parking lot for parking.

hiking
2 months ago

Gorgeous! What a wonderful gem. It was a little crowded but beyond that, it was beautiful!!!!

hiking
4 months ago

The waterfalls are relatively small but the location is beautiful! The water is clear blue and if you plan to go on a warm day it is a refreshing place to swim! Parking is very limited so plan accordingly. The trail is short and can be steep. I highly recommend making the trip if you are in the area or have some free time! It won’t take up much of your day to see all the falls, you’ll probably spend more time driving and parking than you will seeing all 3 waterfalls

hiking
5 months ago

Not much of a trail, just a short, semi steep hike down to the swimming hole. Cold, cold water. We went on a hot summer day and had a refreshing swim.

hiking
muddy
rocky
5 months ago

great Trail here in Eastern Tennessee went after a nice rainstorm so just falls really flowing I definitely recommend 5 out of 5

hiking
7 months ago

If you're in the area then I would say go check it out. Not worth driving out of the way to see it. There are two trails. The trail to the left takes you to a rock bluff and gives you a good view of the waterfall and swimming hole. The trail to the right takes you to the top of the larger waterfall. It's not a tall waterfall. Approximately 15-20 ft. high. There are a couple of smaller waterfalls. The waterfalls, swimming area, and stream would probably be better if there was more rain in the area recently.

hiking
8 months ago

Easy, refreshing, but crowded

hiking
8 months ago

Great spot! A bit of a white trash watering hole though. Graffiti everywhere sadly. Aside from that beautiful falls!

hiking
8 months ago

This place was amazing!! I'll be back here when the snow is on. I was expecting a single falls. Many falls and I didn't even go to the trail end. Simply beautiful!! It's very steep in places. No sure about the easy part, but it is a short hike. If you like water and large rocks, this is a good hike. Awesome place if you are a photography!

hiking
8 months ago

Very short but steep hike down. But absolutely worth it. My son loved it and thought it was the coolest place we saw all weekend.

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rocky
9 months ago

hiking
9 months ago

Short hike down to the blue hole. The swimming hole is really nice. Ground bees right next to trail steps were very active when we went. My daughter and I didn’t get stung but several others did.

hiking
muddy
over grown
rocky
scramble
9 months ago

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